Professor Richard Mann

Professor 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 an 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.

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  • DPhil Engineering Science, University of Oxford
  • MPhys Physics, University of Oxford

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Research groups and institutes

  • Statistics
  • Applied Nonlinear Dynamics

Current postgraduate researchers

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