I am Professor of Economics in the School of Economics and Finance at the University of St Andrews.

I specialise in Behavioural and Experimental Economics, especially self-control and cooperation. Recent work focuses on the cognitive foundations of altruism and the development of cooperative preferences in children. I am also interested in experimental methods and participate in replication projects and meta-analyses.

In addition, I am working on how best to apply Behavioural Economics to policy and business through the design of behavioural interventions, primarily in the areas of health and environment.

I have provided consultancy and advise for several private and public bodies in both Scandinavia and the UK. I am currently a member of the Scottish Biodiversity Programme advisory group and the National Litter Strategy working group of the Scottish Government. A copy of my CV is available here.

If you are interested in pursuing a PhD, either with us in the School or through an Industry partnership, please contact me directly.