I am an Economic and Social Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow working in the Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford in Dr. Matthew Apps’ Motivation and Social Neuroscience Lab.
My research focuses on social interactive behaviour. Specifically, I’m interested in the neural mechanisms underlying the social concepts which have facilitated humans living in large social groups, such as fairness and cooperation. My research has used psychopharmacological methods and fMRI to help understand these questions. Currently, I am approaching the topic from a behavioural ecological perspective, and asking whether humans value social rewards as they do other valued resources.
I’ve gained a reputation of being a bit of a stats nerd and when I’m not focused on the above I can normally be found down a rabbit-hole of statistics forum posts watching people argue about the appropriate way to [enter pretty much any stats procedure here]. The plus side of this is that, although I certainly don’t consider myself an expert, I’m pretty proficient at various statistical/computational modelling techniques and fMRI analysis. Happy days.