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Prof Nichola Raihani
Department of Experimental Psychology
26 Bedford Way
  • Professor of Evolution and Behaviour
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Div of Psychology & Lang Sciences
  • Faculty of Brain Sciences
UCL Principal Supervisor,UCL Subsidiary Supervisor

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   Doctor of Philosophy University of Cambridge
2007   Master of Arts University of Cambridge
2003   Bachelor of Arts University of Cambridge
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