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2014-present Professor, School of Psychology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
2014- present Research Associate, Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History
2010-present Visiting Fellow, Department of Anthropology, University of Oxford, UK
2010-2013 Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, University of Auckland, New Zealand
2009-2010 Methodology Lecturer, Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford, UK
2007-2010 Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, University of Oxford, UK
2007-2010 Research Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, UK
2006-2007 Post Doctoral Research Fellow, Zoology Department, University of Reading, UK
2003-2006 PhD, Psychology, University of Auckland (Best Doctoral Thesis Award)
1998-2002 BA (1st Class Honours), University of Auckland (Senior Scholar in Psychology)
Significant Distinctions & Awards
2017 Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Award in Environmental Sustainability, University of Auckland
2016 Research Excellence Award, University of Auckland
2012-2017 Rutherford Discovery Fellowship, Royal Society, New Zealand
2007-2010 Research Fellowship, Wolfson College, University of Oxford
2006 Best Doctoral Thesis Award, University of Auckland, New Zealand
2003-2006 Bright Futures Top Achiever Doctoral Scholarship, New Zealand,
2004/2005 New Zealand Young Scientist of the Year (People and Society division)
2002 Science Faculty Senior Scholarship, University of Auckland
2002 Senior Scholar in Psychology, University of Auckland
2002 Senior Prize in Philosophy, University of Auckland
Professional Societies & Other Activities
Associate Editor for Evolution and Human Behavior
Guest Editor for Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA
Editorial Board for Diachronica
Royal Society of New Zealand Marsden Panel member (Economics and Human Behaviour)
Expert Advisor for the Nature Index (http://www.natureindex.com/)
Research Fellow on the European Commission Explaining Religion (EXREL) project
Research Fellow on the British Academy Lucy to Language project
Research Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Oxford, UK
Member of the International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion (IACSR)
Member of the Society of Systematic Biologists
Member of the New Zealand Psychological Society
Associate Member of Behavioural and Brain Sciences
2018 Marsden Grant, Royal Society of New Zealand, “Political gaming: using economic games to explore the foundations of political ideology”, NZ$835,000 (principal investigator).
2018 Stewart Family Trust, “EDGE Languages”, NZ$65,000 (principal investigator)
2015 University of Auckland, Vice Chancellor’s Strategic Development Fund, “Establishment of the Centre for Computational Evolution (CCE) in the Faculty of Science”, NZ$150,000.
2013 Marsden Grant, Royal Society of New Zealand, “Tongues, trees and Bayesian inference”, NZ$850,000 (principal investigator).
2013 University of Auckland, Faculty Research Development Fund, NZ$95,000 (principal investigator).
2012 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, “Cultural Evolution of Religion Research Consortium”, CAN$3million (associate investigator).
2012 Templeton Foundation, “Testing the functional roles of religion in human society” (US$300,000)
2011 Rutherford Discovery Fellowship, Royal Society, New Zealand (NZ$1 million) (Principal-Investigator).
2010 Economic and Social Research Council, UK – “Bringing ritual to mind” (£3.1million) (Co-investigator)
2008 Cognition, Religion and Theology Grant, Templeton Foundation – “ Cross-cultural religious diversity”, £25,000 (principal investigator)
2008 Cognition, Religion and Theology Grant, Templeton Foundation – “Supernatural agents, surveillance and cheating”, £13,000 (principal investigator)