Charlotte Wilks spent her undergraduate days learning animal biology before being inspired by animal brains and moving onto an MSc in Neuroscience at University College London. She is also qualified as a primary school teacher.
For her current PhD, Charlotte is examining capacities for cumulative culture in children at different stages of development.
Donna Kean completed an MSc in Evolution and Human Behaviour at the University of Kent where her main focus was on primate cognition. Her dissertation investigated the processes underlying capuchin predator alarm calls. The research was carried out at the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC-CNR) in Rome.
Donna’s PhD work explores capacities for cumulative cultural evolution in nonhuman primates, as well as the mechanisms involved in human cumulative culture.