Developmental / Cultural / Experimental Psychologist

About me

I’m an Oxford-based experimental and quantitative psychologist from Australia. My primary interest is in cultural evolution - understanding how the culture we humans have created for ourselves can be understood with regard to evolutionary principles. I study ritual in order to get closer to answers, as rituals appear to be pan-cultural, and as such, serve as an interesting model for larger phenomena. My research involves experimentally and quantitatively examining children and adults, the living and the dead, and the WEIRD and the non-WEIRD. I have dabbled in formal simulations, and hope to extend this work further. I am fully committed to open and transparent practices. I am 100% in support of open science, pre-registration, and publishing data.

Education

University of Queensland
PhD, Experimental Psychology (2014 - 2017).

Bachelors Degree, Psychological Science with Hons. (2009 - 2012).

Appointments

University of Oxford
Postdoctoral Researcher in the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography (2017 - 2020).