PhD awarded -- the end of a truly enriching and rewarding journey! Thanks to all that have helped me along the way, from my supervisors, to fellow PhD students, to my parents at home and all my friends in St Andrews & beyond!
Started a short 3-month ERC-funded Research Fellow positions in Andy Gardner's Lab, School of Biology, University of St Andrews.
New paper published today in Proceedings B: Why war is a man's game [Open Access!]. I'm grateful for the useful feedback I received from various people throughout the process and especially at EHBEA & HBES. Also thanks to The Conversation UK for the opportunity to write an article explaining my results to a wide audience: check it out. Also very glad about the media attention this paper got: Phys.org, Daily Mail, Yahoo News, UPI, and more...
Great discussion today at Visualising War Colloquium Day 2: "War in Human societies: Interdisciplinary perspectives" Postgraduate Workshop. Thanks to our guest speakers Leanne K. Simpson and Phaedra Gibson from CDS Defence Support, for a truly stimulating conversation.
The Workshop was organised by Tommaso Spinelli (Classics) and myself, with our supervisors Alice König and Andy Gardner; and sponsored by the School of Classics and CAPOD, University of St Andrews.
Yesterday I had the wonderful opportunity to give a guest lecture on theory and modelling to the students of a Senior Honours modules on Complex Systems in Animal Behaviour: a truly enriching experience.
Thanks to Dr V Anne Smith for inviting me!
Had an amazing time in Lanzhou, China, where I visited Prof. Ruth Mace and the Human Evolutionary Ecology Group @ Lanzhou: a team of enthusiastic postdocs, PhD, Masters and undergrad students investigating human sociality in this exciting region of China. I also had the opportunity to present my research at a workshop organised by the group and entitled "Evolutionary models of human conflict and cooperation". New friends, new ideas, new perspectives: hope to be back soon!