I am a Research Fellow in Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, at Durham University. My research focuses on evolutionary and cognitive approaches to the human mind and culture, and especially to communication and language. My first book, Speaking Our Minds, was published in November 2014.

In 2011 I received the New Investigator Award from the European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association’s New Investigator Award, in 2010 the British Psychological Society’s prize for Outstanding Doctoral Research, and in 2008 the Hurford Prize at Evolang, the biennial international conference on the evolution of language.

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