Centre for Behaviour and Evolution

Staff Profile

Professor Daniel Nettle

Professor of Behavioural Science


Daniel Nettle received his PhD in Anthropology from University College London. He has worked a wide range of topics in behavioural science. His personal research website is www.danielnettle.org.uk. Since coming to Newcastle in 2004, he has taught mostly on the Psychology BSc undergraduate programme and the MRes programme in the Faculty of Medical Sciences.


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Please see my personal webpage.


I am a member of the behavioural science and psychology research theme. 

Research interests:

  • The psychology of poverty and inequality
  • Prosocial and antisocial behaviour
  • Hunger and food insecurity
  • Evolutionary explanations in psychology and behavioural science


  • Laboratory and field experiments
  • Statistical modelling using R
  • Meta-analysis
  • Computational and mathematical modelling

Current trainees:

  • Courtney Neal: The psychology of hunger and food insecurity
  • Benoit de Courson (Freiburg): Inequality, crime and violence
  • Mona Joly (Berlin): Delay discounting and health behaviour


MMB8047 Evolution and Human Behaviour

PSY1003 Evolution and Genetics for Psychology

'Fun with R', an online course for statistical analysis in R, which you can access here