I am a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Northumbria University. Trained as an evolutionary biologist, I study human behavior with different approaches.
Broadly, I try to understand how evolution shaped our preferences, and what its consequences are in our contemporary lives.
My work has covered various topics such as parent-offspring conflict over mate choice, variation in feminine beauty standards through history, sexual selection on age at menopause, and mate preferences for homogamy in facial features.
I mix various methods and academic fields. For example, I use eye-tracking techniques, laboratory based and online experiments, geometric morphometric analyses, image manipulation of faces, artworks datasets and fieldwork in China.
My co-authors come from biology, economics, psychology, marketing and anthropology.
- Sexual selection - Human mate choice - Preferences - Evolutionary tradeoffs - Historical, geographical and individual differences in preferences -