I am a 4th year psychology PhD student at the University of Birmingham, UK. My supervisors are Dr Claudio Tennie, Dr Sarah Beck, and Prof Ian Apperly. I work in the Comparative Cognition research group at the School of Psychology.
I am curious about why and how humans have become the way they are. I hope my work can contribute to answering these questions.
I am interested in cultural evolution and cognition in human and non-human animals. My PhD looks at the origins of (material) culture in human children. For this, I study children's spontaneous tool-use abilities and their ability to acquire and produce cumulative culture.
An interdisciplinary view on my research topics is very important to me, which is why my PhD colleague Elisa Bandini and I organized two very successful interdisciplinary Culture Conferences in 2016 and 2015. A third one is on its way!