Gilly is a Professor of Evolutionary & Developmental Psychology at the University of Sussex. Gilly earned a BSc in Cognitive Science from the University of California, San Diego and a PhD in Experimental Neuroscience from the University of Oxford. She is on a quest to better understand how we became the upright walking, talking, tool-using great apes that we are today – both through the evolution of our species and though the development of infants. She studies the behaviours of humans and other animal species.
Gilly is dedicated to science engagement. She runs public science exhibits, features at festivals and makes regular contributions to television, radio, newsprint and podcasts.
Photo Credit: David Stock – New Scientist
**please note: a glass pane separates the ape and Dr Forrester. Primate professionals do not condone close contact with apes, other than with veterinary professionals in protective wear such as masks and gloves.
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