Meet Dr. Emily Messer, a Primatologist studying social behaviour!

Emily is a primatologist who studies behaviour in monkeys and children and is passionate about science communication. Emily loves studying social behaviour and learning in monkeys and children as they provide the most interesting study species, with never a dull day! She finds that one of the major joys of working in a zoo with monkeys, and schools, and museums with children, is that your research is in the public eye, this gives Emily lots of great opportunities to talk about science with lots of different people, something that she also really enjoys spending her time doing. So it is no surprise that her current postdoctoral position at the University of St Andrews allows her to combine these things through helping to develop some science resources to engage with others about different research themes in Psychology and Neuroscience, making science more accessible for all.