Robert Burriss

Robert BurrissRobert Burriss is a Research Fellow at Department of Psychology at Northumbria University. He holds PhD in Biological Sciences, MSc Evolutionary Psychology (distinction), BSc Psychology (2.i) all from University of Liverpool. He studies human mate choice.

From 2011-2012, he served as Post-doctoral research associate at Department of Psychology at University of Stirling.

His publications include:

  • Burriss, R. P., Marcinkowska, U. M., & Lyons, M. T. (2014). Gaze properties of women judging the attractiveness of masculine and feminine male faces. Evolutionary Psychology, 12(1), 19-35.
  • Burriss, R. P., Welling, L. L., & Puts, D. A. (2011). Mate-preference drives mate-choice: Men’s self-rated masculinity predicts their female partner’s preference for masculinity. Personality and Individual Differences, 51(8), 1023-1027.
  • Burriss, R. P., Roberts, S. C., Welling, L. L., Puts, D. A., & Little, A. C. (2011). Heterosexual romantic couples mate assortatively for facial symmetry, but not masculinity. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 0146167211399584.

Since 2009 Buriss has produced the monthly Psychology of Attractiveness Podcast, which is aimed at people who like the Nature podcast but wish it was (a) a bit less ‘sciency’, (b) presented by a bald man, and (c) recorded in a cupboard under a blanket. The Psychology of Attractiveness Podcast is a monthly roundup of the most interesting and cutting edge findings from the field of attractiveness psychology.

You can also follow him on Twitter

Credits to Robert Burriss

Published: 24 July 2015

Last update: 23 April 2015


Tom Dickins

Tom DickinsTom Dickins is a Professor of Evolutionary Psychology at Middlesex University. From September 2003 until September 2012 Dickins worked at the University of East London. He then joined the Department of Psychology at Middlesex University.  He interprets evolutionary psychology in a broad sense.  To Dickins, it refers to the application of evolutionary biology to the behavioural sciences.  So he is interested in the theoretical detail of the application of evolutionary biology, the emergence of stable adapted and adaptive behavioural strategies and also the internal mechanisms that produce such behaviours.  However, most of his research activities focus upon theory and behavioural strategies (see his publications list).  You can see his inaugural lecture, in which he discusses these matters, here.

Dickins holds the following degrees:

He is editor-in-chief of the Journal of Evolutionary Psychology and a founder member of the European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association. He is also co-director of the Prosocial Place Programme.

Credits to Middlesex University and Cantab

Published: 13 May 2014

Last update: 23 April 2015