About

I am anĀ Associate Professor in Psychology at Northumbria University.

I was previously a Lecturer at the University of Abertay Dundee, and before then a Teaching Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, and a ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of St Andrews. I did my PhD. at the University of Liverpool.

I research the interaction of biology and behaviour. Past and current research includes the contribution of the face and voice to our assessments of others; hormonal influences, including the menstrual cycle, on attraction and relationship behaviour; the changes and development of interpersonal judgements during childhood and adolescence; how visual experience shapes judgements of attractiveness; and the role of odour and chemosignals in human interactions.

You can read about some of my latest research on The Conversation.

I am keen to hear from any prospective postgraduate students; please do get in touch.