Biography

I’m an experimental and quantitative psychologist from Australia with an interest in cultural evolution and understanding human cumulative culture. Specifically I study ritual, groups, social learning, and supernatural beliefs. My research involves working with both children and adults across diverse cultures. I have also worked with databases, and dabbled in formal simulations, and hope to extend this work further. I am committed to supporting transparent practices, including open science, pre-registration, and publishing datasets and material. 

I obtained my PhD in the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland, Australia with Associate Professor Mark Nielsen, followed by a three-year postdoctoral research position in the School of Anthropology at Oxford University with Professor Harvey Whitehouse. 
 
You can read more about my research at rohankapitany.science or at my google.scholar page

Teaching

  • Module Team Member PSY-10033 Introduction to Social and Developmental Psychology
  • Module Team Member PSY-10036 Introduction to Research Design for Psychology
  • Module Team Member PSY-10038 Science Communication
  • Module Team Member PSY-20012 Developmental and Social Psychology
  • Module Team Member PSY-20043 Qualitative & Survey Research Design
  • Module Leader PSY-30125 Culture and Psychology
  • Module Team Member PSY-40039 Advanced Research Skills and Design

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Roles

  • Open Day and Offer Holder Day Team Member
  • MSc Child Development Programme Lead
  • Open Science Champion
  • Undergraduate Personal Tutor