University of Warwick

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Alicia Melis of the University of Warwick explores the similarities of cooperation between humans and chimpanzees.

Alicia Melis is an assistant professor in the Behavior Sciences Group at the University of Warwick where her research is focused on the evolution of cooperation. More specifically, her work examines the psychological mechanisms supporting human cooperative and prosocial interactions.  She has been widely published on the subject of cooperation in chimpanzees and she holds a Ph.D. from the University of Leipzig.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Giorgio Riello of the University of Warwick reveals how European manufacturers were once seen as producers of cheap imitations of Asian goods.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Anne Gerritsen of the University of Warwick traces globalization to its sixteenth-century roots. 


Anne Gerritsen is an associate professor of history at the University of Warwick where her research is focused on understanding early connections between European markets and Chinese manufactures.  Her work has appeared in a number of peer-reviewed journals and she earned her Ph.D. at Harvard University.

About Dr. Gerritsen

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Andrew Marsh of the University of Warwick reveals how nanodiamonds could help keep your energy costs down and your laundry sparking white.


Andrew Marsh is an associate professor of chemistry at the University of Warwick. His research uses organic chemistry and molecular design to create functional molecules and to understand how those molecules interact with each other and with biological targets.

About Dr. Marsh

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Laura Mickes of the University of Warwick explores why it’s often easy to remember a friend’s Facebook status but hard to remember a profound literary quote. 

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Thomas House of the University at Warwick reveals how mathematical models are increasing our understanding of how epidemics move through a population.

Thomas House is a Career Acceleration Fellow in the Mathematics Institute at the University of Warwick. His research interests include epidemiology, network theory, numerical probability, and public health. He is also involved in the development of open-source software for epidemic modeling.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Elisabeth Blagrove of the University of Warwick reveals why shapes can influence how we perceive faces.

Elisabeth Blagrove is a lecturer in psychology at the University of Warwick where her teaching and research interests include selective attention, processing of emotional faces, and social attention. Her work has appeared in many peer-reviewed journals and she holds a Ph.D. from the University of Warwick.

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In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Chris Olivola of the University of Warwick reveals why a politician’s looks can often have more of an influence on voters than their stated policies.

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Tim Lockley of the University of Warwick explains why nineteenth-century yellow fever epidemics hit some segments of Savannah’s population harder than others.