We investigate human social behaviour and its implications for ethics. We work interdisciplinarily, from a descriptive-scientific (experimental psychology) and a normative (moral philosophy/ethics) perspective. 

Prof Nadira Faber, Lab Director

Dr Luke McGuire, Lecturer

Luke obtained a PhD in Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London and worked as a PostDoc at the University of Exeter, where he now holds a lectureship. Luke examines social and moral development between childhood, adolescence and young adulthood. His research interests include resource allocation, prejudice based on sexual orientation and gender identity, as well as speciesism and animal welfare. Luke is based in Exeter.

Catalina Fabar, PhD Student

Catalina is doing a PhD in neuroscience at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, supervised by Tomás Ossandon, Pablo Billeke, and Nadira Faber. Catalina’s research focuses on the behavioural and electrophysiological effects of acute stress on social decision-making in the context of negotiations and bargaining. She is interested in prosocial behaviour in humans and animals, cognitive control, and conflict resolution. Catalina is now based in Santiago.

Lab Alumni:

Dr Lucius Caviola, former PhD student (Oxford), now PostDoc at Harvard University

Dr Jim Everett, former PhD student and PostDoc (Oxford), now Reader at the University of Kent

Dr Anne-Marie Nussberger, former PhD student (Oxford), now PostDoc at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development

Dr Stefan Schubert, former PostDoc (Oxford), now researcher at the London School of Economics and Political Science

Dr Alina Salmen, former PhD student (Kent), now Researcher at Animal Charity Evaluators