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Prof Nichola Raihani

Prof Nichola Raihani

Address

204a
Department of Experimental Psychology
26 Bedford Way
London
WC1H 0AP

Appointments

  • Professor of Evolution and Behaviour
    Experimental Psychology
    Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences

Joined UCL

2011-10-01

Although individuals are expected to benefit from selfish behaviour; cooperation is not only commonplace in nature, but is of profound evolutionary and social significance, being responsible for most of the major evolutionary transitions. I aim to elucidate the mechanisms that maintain cooperation in interactions where partners may otherwise be tempted to exploit one another. In parallel, I investigate the ecological causes and evolutionary consequences of individual variation in cooperative behaviour. To answer these questions, I work on a variety of systems, including humans and non-human animals.


For more information, please visit my website: www.raihanilab.weebly.com.



Award year Qualification Institution
2008 PhD
Doctor of Philosophy
Zoology
University of Cambridge
2007 MA
Master of Arts
Natural Sciences
University of Cambridge
2003 BA
Bachelor of Arts
Natural Sciences
University of Cambridge

October 2011 - present: Royal Society University Research Fellow
University College London

July 2008 - October 2011 - Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society London

October 2004 - Feb 2008 - DPhil Cooperation and Conflict in Pied Babblers
University of Cambridge.
Supervisor: Prof. Tim H Clutton-Brock

Keywords

behavioural ecology|*|cooperation|*|cooperative breeding|*|punishment