University of St Andrews

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Dr Lewis Dean
Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Bute Building
University of St Andrews
St Andrews
KY16 9TS

I am a John Templeton Foundation funded post-doc with Andy Whiten and Kevin Laland where I am currently supporting several projects. I gained my PhD from St Andrews in 2010 co-supervised by Kevin Laland and Rachel Kendal (University of Durham). My PhD research investigated the evolution of human cumulative culture, with work on a range of primate species.

Following my PhD, I worked for Sense About Science and The Physiological Society on public engagement with science and science communication.




Dean, L , Vale, GL , Laland, KN , Flynn, EG & Kendal, RL 2014, ' Human cumulative culture: a comparative perspective ' Biological Review , vol 89, no. 2, pp. 284-301.
Dean, L , Breslin, A & Ross, E 2014, ' Is it hot in here? Thermoregulation and homeostasis through an exercise activity ' Advances in Physiology Education , vol 38, no. 1, pp. 99-100.
Dean, L 2013, ' How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction: Book review ' Folia Primatologica , vol 84, no. 6.
Dean, LG , Kendal, RL, Schapiro, SJ, Thierry, B & Laland, KN 2012, ' Identification of the social and cognitive processes underlying human cumulative culture ' Science , vol 335, no. 6072, pp. 1114-1118.
Laland, KN , Dean, L , Hoppitt, WJE , Rendell, LE & Webster, MM 2012, ' Social learning: strategies, mechanisms and models '. in TR Zentall & EA Wasserman (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Cognition. 2 edn, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 832-850.
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