I am a comparative psychologist, studying cognition and communication in humans, other primates, dogs, wolves, lions, tigers, pumas and elephants.
Previously, I have worked on dolphin meta-cognition (theory of mind), human kinship and altruism. I completed my doctorate at University of St Andrews in 2011 on nonverbal referential communication in bonobos, chimps and orangutans.
I am currently involved in studies of low-level imitation (e.g. contagious yawning) in children, chimps, canids, elephants and big cats. I also work on a project about social bonding and imitation and its influence on social cognition in humans & chimps, as well as a project on the evolution of musicality, which examines synchronisation and rhythm perception in chimps.