Prof S. Craig Roberts
Person photo Professor of Social Psychology
Psychology

Contact Information

University of Stirling
Stirling
FK9 4LA
United Kingdom

Email: craig.roberts@stir.ac.uk
http://www.scraigroberts.com/

  
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About:
I am a Professor of Psychology at the University of Stirling

Research Interests:
I am a researcher in evolutionary human behaviour, biological psychology and evolutionary medicine at the University of Stirling, Scotland. To varying extent, the role and importance of olfaction underpins my work in each of these areas. My work on human mate choice focuses on indicators of genetic quality and compatibility, especially how MHC genes are implicated in producing characteristic phenotypes and their influence on mate choice decisions. I am also interested in how modern cultural practices such as use of cosmetics, perfumes and hormonal contraception disrupt apparently adaptive mate preferences, and the public health consequences of these effects. Other work includes effects of colour on social perception, non-verbal human communication, determinants of facial attractiveness, communication using pheromones, and applications of evolutionary psychology in wider society.
Employment History:
Professor of Social Psychology
01/08/2015
Psychology
Senior Lecturer
01/10/2009 - 30/08/2010
Lecturer
18/10/2004 - 30/09/2009
PDRA
01/03/1998 - 30/09/2003
PDRA
01/10/2003 - 17/10/2004
PDRA
01/04/1997 - 30/03/1998

Activities :
Education: BSc Agricultural Zoology
Dept of Pure and Applied Biology
01/09/1987 - 30/06/1990
Education: PhD - Mechanics and Function of Territorial Behaviour in Klipspringer
Dept of Anthropology
01/10/1990 - 15/01/1995
Education: Certificate in Professional Studies
18/10/2004 - 30/09/2008