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Rafael Wlodarski

DPhil, BA Hon (Psych), BBus (Marketing)

Behavioural Data Scientist

Insights into Human Behaviour through Data


My research interests revolve around using evolutionary approaches and big data to the study of human behaviour and lie somewhere at the intersection of neuroscience, data science, social and evolutionary psychology and genetics. In particular, I am interested in understanding cross-cultural variation, gender differences, the establishment of mating pair-bonds, and the formation and maintenance of social relationships and their effects on health and wellbeing. 


I am affiliated with the Social and Evolutionary Neuroscience Research Group (SENRG) in Oxford, headed by Professor Robin Dunbar. I have completed a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) and a Bachelor of Business (Marketing) at Monash University Australia, a post-grad research degree in Psychology at the University of Melbourne, and completed my DPhil (PhD) in Experimental Psychology at the University of Oxford. I have previously worked as a graphic designer, and have travelled extensively, often working as a travel writer for Lonely Planet guidebooks.

My current work involves using Data Science to leverage the potential of Big Data, Machine Learning and AI to gain insights into human behaviour and other complex patterns.

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