Tom Dickins is professor of behavioural science at Middlesex University. His background is in psychological sciences (BSc; CNAA), history and philosophy of science (MSc; London), evolutionary psychology (PhD; Sheffield); and, ecological survey techniques (PG Cert.; Oxon). His research interests fall within behavioural biology and theoretical concerns within evolutionary biology.
Tom teaches across the departments of psychology and natural sciences, predominantly focusing upon psychobiology and behavioural ecology. He also runs a two week residential field trip on Lundy island. For more details about this please visit Tom's website at this link and have a look at the Lundy pages.
(1) Life on the Edge: A long term study of Kittiwakes (Rissa tridactyla) - this project is run on Lundy and also at Lowestoft with Tom's PhD student, Kirsty Neller.
(2) The foundations of evolutionary theory - this project is run in collaboration with colleagues at the London School of Economics where Tom is a research associate in the Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science.
Please follow this link to view my publications.
Augusto, Juan Carlos and Dickins, Thomas E. (2021) The Life-cycle of artificial contexts. Modeling and Using Context , 4 (Sp Iss). pp. 1-7. ISSN 2514-5711
Schalz, Sabrina and Dickins, Thomas E. (2021) Humans discriminate individual zebra finches by their song. Biolinguistics , 14 (SI). pp. 130-144. ISSN 1450–3417
Dickins, Thomas E. (2021) A reply to fairness, generosity and conditionality in the welfare system: the case of UK disability benefits by Ellioy Johnson and Daniel Nettle: inequality and existential threat. Global Discourse: An interdisciplinary journal of current affairs . ISSN 2043-7897 (Accepted/In press)
Sigger, Jonathan and Dickins, Thomas E. (2021) A not-so proximate proximate account of cleansing behavior. Behavioral and Brain Sciences , 44 . ISSN 0140-525X (Published online first)
Eriksson, Kimmo and Dickins, Thomas E. and Strimling, Pontus (2021) Hygiene norms across 56 nations are predicted by self-control values and disease threat. Current Research in Ecological and Social Psychology , 2 . pp. 1-10. ISSN 2666-6227
€534,642 EU LIFE+ Environmental Policy and Governance Funding Stream Coordinating Beneficiary: London Community Resource Network Associated Beneficiaries: Groundwork London and Middlesex University (Tom Dickins)
Project: REPURPOSE - equipping community groups in estates to reuse more, clear fly tipping and improve their local environment.