Dr Diana Fleischman
evolutionary psychologist and associate professor, University of Portsmouth

Diana Fleischman is an evolutionary psychologist at the University of Portsmouth. Diana completed her PhD in evolutionary psychology at the University of Texas at Austin and held two postdoctoral positions, one at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and the other at the University of North Carolina Medical School at Chapel Hill. Diana’s research interests include disgust, sexuality, hormonal influences on behaviour, immune influences on psychology and attitudes towards nonhuman animals. Currently Diana is writing a theoretical paper on how humans are intuitive behaviourists, using reinforcement and punishment to train one another to better achieve our goals. In addition to psychology, Diana is also heavily involved in the Effective Altruism movement and sits on the board of Sentience Institute, a think tank dedicated to expanding humanity’s moral circle.


Sunday 29 October, 16:00 Garden Room
From gender to empathy: what can evolutionary psychology tell us?