I am a comparative psychologist specializing in social cognition. Currently I work as an Assistant Professor at the Cognitive Psychology Unit of Leiden University (NL). My research mainly focuses on the proximate mechanisms underlying animal social relations, with special interest in cooperative and prosocial behaviours. For that I use both observational and experimental approaches. Moreover, to put my studies in an evolutionary perspective, I employ a broad comparative approach, focusing on a variety of primate and bird species.
The evolution of prosocial concern.
Cooperation, collaborators and cognition in ravens.
Niko Tinbergen Award 2018, Ethological Society.
Early Career Award 2017, The Cognition, Behavior & Evolution Network (CBEN).
Young Investigators Award 2014, Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Vienna.