Rafael Wlodarski

BA(Hon), BBus, DPhil

Postdoctoral Researcher

The evolution of human mating behaviour

Research Interests

My research interests revolve around evolutionary approaches to the study of human behaviour and lie somewhere at the intersection of social and evolutionary psychology, neuroscience, anthropology, cognition and genetics. In particular, I am interested in applying evolutionary theory to understanding cross-cultural variation, human courtship customs and mating strategies, gender differences, and the creation and maintenance of mating pair-bonds.


I am currently a postdoc in the Social and Evolutionary Neuroscience Research Group (SENRG), headed by Professor Robin Dunbar. I have completed a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) at Monash University Australia, a one-year postgraduate research degree in Social Psychology at the University of Melbourne (BSc(Hon)), and completed my DPhil (PhD) Thesis in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. I have travelled extensively over the past decade and had previously spent several years carrying out cultural and logistical research for commercial travel guides published by Lonely Planet Guidebooks.

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