Robin Dunbar graduated with a BSc in Psychology and Philosophy

from the University of Oxford (1969) and a PhD in Psychology from the

University of Bristol (1974). He has held research fellowships at

Cambridge (1977-1982) and Liverpool Universities (1985-1987), and

teaching posts at the University of Stockholm (Sweden: 1983), University

College London (1987-1994), and the University of Liverpool


He is currently Professor of Evolutionary Anthropology and Director

of the Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology in the

School of Anthropology, and a Fellow of Magdalen College. He was elected

a Fellow of the British Academy in 1998. He is co-Director of the

British Academy’s Centenary Research Project ‘Lucy to Language: The Archaeology of the Social Brain’

, a multi-disciplinary project involving, in addition to the University

of Oxford, research groups at Liverpool University, Royal Holloway

(University of London), Southampton University, and the University of