Dr Alex Thornton
Senior Lecturer in Cognitive Evolution

External responsibilities

Editorial responsibilities

Member of the editorial boards of Animal Behaviour and Frontiers in Comparative Psychology.

Reviewer for the following journals: Animal Behaviour, Animal Cognition, Behavioral Ecology, Current Biology, Ecology Letters, Ethology, Nature Communications, PlosOne, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, Proceedings of the Royal Society B.

Grant reviewer for the Royal Society, National Science Foundation (USA); United States-Israel Binational Science Foundation; Vienna Science and Technology Fund.

Invited lectures

I have given invited seminars at 8  UK universities and 9 universities outside the UK, including the universities of Harvard, Edinburgh, Groningen, Keio and Zurich and the Max Planck institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig.

Media Coverage

My research has attracted media attention around the world, with coverage including Science, National Geographic, The New York Times, Boston Globe, Philadelphia Enquirer, National Public Radio (USA), The Times (London), The Daily Telegraph, New Scientist, Canadian Broadcasting Company, BBC Radio 4 and BBC World Service.

You can find links to articles, radio interviews and podcasts at my website: www.wildcognitionresearch.com.

Workshops/Conferences organised

Co-organiser (with Uri Grodzinski and Nicki Clayton) of a major Royal Society Meeting, "Animal Minds: from Computation to Evolution" and associated Kavli Centre satellite meeting "Theories of Minds: the Theoretical Bases of Comparative Cognition".


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