Areas of Expertise

Evolutionary Psychology

How evolutionary and economic forces interact to shape human attitudes and behaviours

My project focuses on understanding how mating strategies and mating market dynamics influence people’s attitudes and behaviours. I am particularly interested in examining individual differences in socio-political beliefs and understanding the factors that may push some people to be more socially conservative than others.

Primary Supervisor: Professor Rob Brooks

 Secondary Supervisors: Associate Professor Pauline Grosjean; Dr Khandis Blake



Bryant, G. A., Fessler, D. M., Fusaroli, R., Clint, E., … & Luberti, F.R. (2016). Detecting affiliation in colaughter across 24 societies. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(17), 4682-4687.