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. and Rahman, Qazi (2022) Lessons from behaviorism: the problem of construct-led science. Behavioral and Brain Sciences , 45 . ISSN 0140-525X
Mead, Amanda-River and Neller, Kirsty and Horrod-Wilson, Warren and Dickins, Thomas E. (2021) Adult Kittiwake expelling chick from nesting ledge. British Birds , 114 (12). p. 766. ISSN 0007-0335
Dickins, Thomas E. (2021) The modern synthesis: evolution and the organization of information. Evolutionary Biology – New Perspectives on Its Development, 4 . Springer. ISBN 9783030864217
Schalz, Sabrina and Meekings, Sophie and Dickins, Thomas E. (2021) Humans discriminate individual large-billed crows and individual cats by their respective vocalizations. International Journal of Comparative Psychology , 34 . pp. 1-12. ISSN 0889-3675
Dickins, Thomas E. (2021) Ecological psychology, radical enactivism and behavior: an evolutionary perspective. Behavior and Philosophy , 49 . pp. 1-23. ISSN 1053-8348
€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.