Dr Craig Roberts
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University of Stirling
United Kingdom

Email: craig.roberts@stir.ac.uk

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I am a Senior Lecturer in 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:
Senior Lecturer in Social Psychology
Senior Lecturer
01/10/2009 - 30/08/2010
University of Liverpool
18/10/2004 - 30/09/2009
01/03/1998 - 30/09/2003
Newcastle University
01/10/2003 - 17/10/2004
01/04/1997 - 30/03/1998
Institute of Zoology

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