Today, I had the pleasure to defend my thesis in a viva with examiners Drs Nathan Bailey (Biology, St Andrews) and Laura Fortunato (Anthropology, Oxford). A truly exciting and enriching conversation!
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!