I am a Lecturer in Psychology at the University of Winchester.
My research focuses on how cognitive biases influence both the content and propagation of information, in particular misinformation, conspiracy theories, urban legends and other contemporary folklore.
My research draws on the fields of social, cognitive and evolutionary psychology, cognitive anthropology, cultural evolution, and social learning.
I am also the current editor for the Cultural Evolution collection at the Humanities and Social Sciences Journal. To read papers in the collection or for more information please click here: Cultural Evolution Collection