Dr Richard Mann

Dr Richard Mann

Research interests

I am interested in human and animal behaviour. My research focuses on how agents learn from the world around them, make decisions and take actions to achieve their goals. In particular, I am interested in collective behaviour, where agents influence each other, and the emergent effects that make the group different to the individual.

I also have a strong interest in a variety of statistical biases inherent in data analysis across many fields, with a particular focus on behavioural ecology, evolutionary biology and palaeontology.


  • DPhil (Oxford)
  • MPhys (Oxford)

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Alan Turing Fellow

Research groups and institutes

  • Statistics
  • Applied Nonlinear Dynamics
<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>
    <li><a href="//phd.leeds.ac.uk/project/711-mathematical-models-of-macroevolution-and-the-fossil-record">Mathematical models of macroevolution and the fossil record</a></li>