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.
Dickins, Thomas E. (2023) The role of information in evolutionary biology. Acta Biotheoretica , 71 (3). ISSN 0001-5342
Mead, Amanda River Rebecca and Dickins, Thomas E. (2023) Sibling aggression between Black-legged Kittiwake (Rissa tridacyla) chicks. Journal of the Lundy Field Society . ISSN 1758-3276 (Accepted/In press)
Dickins, Thomas E. and Dickins, Benjamin J. A. , eds. (2023) Evolutionary biology: Contemporary and historical reflections upon core theory. Evolutionary Biology – New Perspectives on Its Development, 6 . Springer, Cham. ISBN 978-3-031-22028-9
Beasley, Emily Ruth and Dickins, Thomas E. (2022) Gull-human interactions in an urban population of herring gulls larus argentatus and lesser black-backed gulls larus fuscus. Bird Study . ISSN 0006-3657 (Accepted/In press)
Nettle, Daniel and Dickins, Thomas E. (2022) Why is greater income inequality associated with lower life satisfaction and poorer health? Evidence from the European Quality of Life Survey, 2012. The Social Science Journal . pp. 1-12. ISSN 0362-3319 (Published online first)
€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.