Dr Shakti Lamba
Royal Society University Research Fellow and Senior Lecturer in Human Behavioural Ecology

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I study the evolution of sociality and culture in humans. I am interested in understanding the mechanisms and processes that lead to the evolution of cooperation, and in particular, the role of demographic patterns and cultural transmission. Since 2007 I have been working with populations of the Pahari Korwa, a small-scale, patrilineal forager-horticulturist society in central India and since 2012 I have been working with populations of the Khasi, a small-scale matrilineal horticulturist society in north-east India. My methods combine behavioural data collected via economic experiments as well as more naturalistic measures of behaviour with demographic, ecological and social data on individuals and populations.

Qualifications

2010 PhD in Biological Anthropology, University College London, UK
2004 MSc in Biology, University of Oxford, UK
2003 BSc (Honours) in Zoology, University of Delhi, India

Career

2017-2022 Royal Society University Research Fellow, University of Exeter, UK
2014-2017 ESRC Future Research Leaders Fellow, University of Exeter, UK
2015-present Senior Lecturer in Human Behavioural Ecology, University of Exeter, UK
2012-2015 Lecturer in Human Behavioural Ecology, University of Exeter, UK
Sept '12-Dec '12 Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg Zu Berlin, Institute for Advanced Study, Germany
2011-2012 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology, University College London, UK
2006-2010 PhD at Department of Anthropology, University College London, UK
2004-2006 Research Assistant, Insect Behaviour Lab, Indian Institute of Science, India

 

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University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
Penryn
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TR10 9FE
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