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Dr Nichola Raihani
Darwin Building, UCL
  • Senior Research Associate
  • Genetics, Evolution & Environment
  • Div of Biosciences
  • Faculty of Life Sciences

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

Research Summary

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.

Teaching Summary
Evolution and the Human Condition (BASc 32)
Academic Background
2008 PhD Doctor of Philosophy University of Cambridge
2007 MA Master of Arts University of Cambridge
2003 BA Bachelor of Arts University of Cambridge
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