Professor Tom Dickins has been appointed as a professor of evolutionary psychology in Middlesex University's School of Health and Education.
Tom joined Middlesex after nine years at the University of East London. He also currently holds a position as a research associate in LSE's Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science
His research interests include behavioural biology in particular evolutionary theory, the behavioural sciences and life history theory.
Tom has recently worked on issues concerning biological causation and fertility scheduling in Western populations. At the heart of much of his work is a commitment to recognising psychology, and the behavioural sciences, as a branch of biology.
He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Evolutionary Psychology and a founder member of the European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association.
He has acted as a research consultant to Unilever, the charity Young Minds and the Institute for Public Policy Research.
Tom is one of a number of new appointments to the psychology department at Middlesex University.