Much of the work I do focuses on different communities around the world. During my PhD, I worked in Fiji. Currently I am collecting data in different sites, including the Czech Republic, Mauritius and Singapore. I am a strong proponent of expanding our knowledge of human psychology outside of the western world and into humanity more broadly.   

I am a Lecturer in the Centre for Culture and Evolution at Brunel University London. I received my PhD in psychology from the University of British Columbia.

Field Work

About Me


 My research focuses around the culture and cognitive origins of supernatural and religious beliefs. I am particularly interested in how thinking about minds  and causal reasoning is related to supernatural beliefs. My current focuses are on witchcraft, karma, and evil eye beliefs.

Cultural Evolutionary Psychologist