Staff Profile:Professor Mark Pagel

Professor Mark Pagel
Job Title:

Professor of Evolutionary Biology

  • Director of the Evolution Laboratory
Areas of Interest:
  • Funding from ERC and BBSRC
  • Molecular phylogenetics and Bayesian Statistical methods for comparative data
  • The evolution of human languages
  • Human cultural and technological evolution
  • Speciation
  • Rate and mode of evolution

Member of the Evolution Research Group

Research groups / Centres:

Impact, Enterprise and Outreach:

  • Public lectures in UK, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Europe
  • Invited Participant, The World Economic Forum
  • Interviews with BBC Radio 3, 4, BBC Regional Radio, International press coverage
  • Featured in New Scientist, Discovery, National Geographic
  • TED Talk

Esteem Factors:

  • Fellow of the Royal Society, 2011
  • Coordinator of European Research Council Advanced Investigator Award (£2 million)
  • External Professor, the Santa Fe Institute, USA
  • Plenary Speaker to Human Behaviour and Evolution Society meetings

International Collaborators:

  • Professor Richard Foster, Yale University
  • Professor Russell Gray, University of Auckland, New Zealand
  • Dr Tanmoy Bhattacharya, The Santa Fe Institute and Los Alamos Laboratory, USA
  • Dr Daniel Hrushka, University of Arizona
  • Dr Chris Organ, University of Montana

National Collaborators:

  • Dr Mark Beaumont, University of Bristol
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