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Dr Catharine Cross


Lecturer in Comparative & Evolutionary Psychology

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I obtained my BSc (2005) and my PhD (2011) in Psychology from Durham University. My PhD, with Anne Campbell and Lynda Boothroyd, examined impulsivity as a possible mechanism for sex differences in aggressive behaviour. While completing my PhD I was also a Teaching Assistant, and I stayed at Durham as a Teaching Fellow for a year before moving to St Andrews. I was a postdoc in the School of Biology for two years, working with Kevin Laland and Gillian Brown (in the Centre for Social Learning and Cognitive Evolution) on sex differences in conformity. I became a Lecturer in the School of Psychology and Neuroscience in September 2013.

BSc – Durham University – Department of Psychology
PhD – Durham University – Department of Psychology
Postdoc - University of St Andrews – School of Biology