After a BSc in Psychology at the University of Leeds I completed my PhD at McMaster University in Canada under the supervision of Martin Daly and Margo Wilson. Following periods of postdoctoral work in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Liverpool and the University of East Anglia working with Matt Gage, I worked briefly at the University of Stirling with Ian Penton-Voak before joining the Department of Psychology at Brunel in 2004.

Research Interests

Much of my research has focused on social influences on male physiology and competitive behaviour. In addition, I've used traditional anthropometric and geometric morphometric techniques to examine associations between facial morphology, health and endocrine status and also to examine what facial cues people use to form judgments of personality in others. Currently, I'm using various techniques to study male competitiveness, risk-sensitivity, impulsiveness and violence with a specific focus on how males respond to inequitable distribution of resources.

Research supervision

Jaye McLaughlin - PhD Project - Psychological Responses to Inequality.

Current Research Grants

Facial and bodily temperature maps of emotions (2015-2017) Bial Foundation EUR 38,700 with LĂșcia Garrido (PI).