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Department of Archaeology



Doctoral student at the Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies researching human social evolution, mimicry, and the evolution of exploitative behaviours. I research evolutionary explanations for exploitation at all levels, from micro-environments to human populations, with a particular interest in understanding why communication is so complex across species, and how some aspects of communication are exploited, through mimicry or other tactics, for Darwinian purposes. I recently completed an EPSRC-funded fellowship at the Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College London, where I applied some elements of my research to the public health sphere.


Evolutionary ecology of language change; the evolution of exploitative behaviours; language change; linguistic diversity

Teaching and Supervisions

Research supervision: 

Supervisors: Robert Foley, Francis Nolan


Other Professional Activities

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Job Titles

PhD Student in Biological Anthropology

General Info

Not available for consultancy
Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
Human Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology
Cultural Evolution


Person keywords: 
Human evolutionary studies
linguistic diversity
evolutionary ecology of language change
cultural evolution
Biological Anthropology
Human Evolutionary Studies