Dr Alexander J. Stewart

Dr Alexander J. Stewart

Senior Lecturer in Mathematical Biology

Researcher profile



Research areas

My research is focused on developing mathematical and computational models to study evolution. I work primarily on the evolution of social behaviour and culture, with projects spanning Mathematical Biology and Mathematical Social Science. Much of my recent work has focused on how the cultural evolution of human behavior is shaped by information ecosystems, including the effects of misinformation, polarization and echochambers. I am also interested in the cultural evolution of cooperation and social behaviour more broadly, in particular the role of population structure and cognitive capacity in shaping the evolution of social interactions. The tools I use are mostly drawn from game theory and mathematical models of population dynamics. My personal website can be found here: http://alexanderjstewart.org

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