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I am a behavioural ecologist. I research the evolution of learning, decision-making and physiological processes, using a mix of analytical and computational techniques. I am currently applying this to the topic of the evolution of mental mechanisms (and consequent behaviours) relating to individual decisions (niche construction, nice conformance and niche choice; NC³).
Much of my work relates to understanding how context influences decision-making: exposing the evolutionary logic of how various behaviours can make sense in different conditions. Whereas Niko Tinbergen identified that there are often four types of question in behavioural ecology, I often find there are often numerous possible answers to each of the questions. For a summary of some of my findings, please see my website:
If you have similar research interests or any questions, please drop me a line.
|since 2018||Post-doc building models of NC³; Bielefeld University.|
|2015-2018||Post-doc researching the effects of rapid environmental change on behaviour; UC Davis.|
|2010-2015||Post-doc researching the evolution of mental mechanisms; University of Bristol. Also a lecturer in Evolutionary Psychology.|
|2006-2010||PhD on the evolution of decision-making; University of Bristol.|
|2005-2006||Post-grad diploma in Machine Learning and Data Mining; University of Bristol.|
|1994-2005||Industry work with GKN: analysing aircraft systems and simulating aircrew operations.|
|1991-1994||BSc Mathematics; University of Exeter.|