Bio

Postdoctoral Research Associate with Alex Mesoudi at the University of Exeter’s Cornwall Campus. Part of the Human Behaviour and Cultural Evolution Group (HuBCEG). Interested in the evolution of human behaviour and cognition. Bayesian evangelist.

email: c.brand@exeter.ac.uk

Jan 2017 –  2020:  Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Exeter

College of Life and Environmental Sciences, Cornwall Campus. Funded by the Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant: “The Cultural Evolution of Social Hierarchy: An Experimental Investigation,” awarded to Alex Mesoudi.

Sept 2013 – Dec 2016:  Ph.D – University of St Andrews

Title:  Sex Differences in Social Learning. Supervised by Dr Gillian Brown and Dr Kate Cross. Funded by the John Templeton Foundation Grant ‘Exploring the Evolutionary Origins of Cultural Complexity, Creativity and Trust’, awarded to Andrew Whiten and Kevin Laland.

Sept 2012 – 2013:  MSc in Evolutionary and Comparative Psychology, University of St Andrews.

Research project: Community and sex differences in the structure and function of chimpanzee pant-hoots. Fieldwork at Budongo Conservation Field Station, Uganda, supervised by Dr. Cat Hobaiter and Klaus Zuberbühler.

Sept 2009- May 2012:  BSc Human Sciences, 2:1, University College London.

Dissertation supervised by Volker Sommer on “Speciesism and the implications of cultural variation in non-human primates”

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