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Kirsten Sutherland

Doctoral Student

Department of Comparative Cultural Psychology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology 
Deutscher Platz 6 
D-04103 Leipzig 
Germany

phone: +49 (0) 341 3550 403
email: kirsten_sutherland@~@eva.mpg.de

Research Interests
Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

My doctoral research focuses on how great apes resolve conflicts of interest in group-level social dilemmas. 

General research interests:

  • Comparative psychology
  • Social dilemmas
  • Resource management
  • Common-Pool Resource Dilemmas
  • Volunteer's Dilemmas
  • Evolution of communication
  • Primatology
  • Sexual selection

Curriculum Vitae

Career & Education 
09/2021 - Present

Doctoral Researcher
Department of Comparative Cultural Psychology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig

09/2020 - 09/2021

Research Scholarship Holder
Department of Comparative Cultural Psychology
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig

10/2019 - 07/2020 MPhil Human Evolutionary Studies
University of Cambridge
Thesis: “Secondary Sexual Development in Howler Monkeys (Alouatta spp.): the Relationship between Testosterone, Coat Colour, Hyoid Volume and Canine Length”

10/2018 - 09/2019

Manuscript Assistant
Scientific Reports, Nature Research
London
09/2015 - 07/2018

BSc Biological Anthropology
University of Kent
Thesis: “A Study of Osteoarthritis and Body-Mass in Medieval Canterbury”

Practical Experience
06/2018 - 07/2018

Research stay at Los Amigos Biological Station, Peru
“Scent-marking behaviour of tamarin monkeys”