People

PhD Students

Ben Gleeson

Starting in S1 2017 under my supervision.

Megan O’Donnell

Dissertation research (PhD in Biological Anthropology) on reproduction and birth outcomes during natural disasters in Australia. Supervised by Alison Behie; advised by Dr Geoff Kushnick, Dr Robert Attenborough, Dr Christine Phillips, and Dr Pauline Ding.

Masters Students

Ben Gleeson

ben gleeson“Human Self-Domestication by Intersexual Selection: Female Social Status and Stature Sexual Dimorphism”

  • Degree: Master of Biological Anthropology
  • Supervisor: Dr Geoff Kushnick
  • Completion: 2016 S2
  • Judge’s Commendation, 2016 ANU Student Research Conference

Honours Students

Madelaine Laura Winkler

“Pathogen Pressure and Consanguineous Marriage: The Case of Impal Marriage among the Karo Batak from North Sumatra”

  • Degree: BA (Honours) with Biological Anthropology specialization
  • Co-Supervisors: Dr Geoff Kushnick & Dr Alison Behie
  • Completion: 2015 S2

Kerrisssa Bohn

“Experimental Test of the Influence of Multiple Male Characteristics on Female Long- and Short-Term Mate Preference”

  • Degree: BA with Honors in Biocultural Anthropology
  • University: University of Washington, Seattle
  • Supervisor: Dr Geoff Kushnick
  • Completion: Winter 2014

Laura Thornquist

“Conditional Mating Strategies: Male Physical Attractiveness and Effort in Online Dating”

  • Degree: BA with Honors in Biocultural Anthropology
  • University: University of Washington, Seattle
  • Supervisor: Dr Geoff Kushnick
  • Completion: Spring 2013

Other Supervised Research

Tara-Lyn Carter (formerly Camilleri)

tara-lyn camilleriTara has taken a number of my classes, and worked on a guided research project with me in 2015 S2. We recently submitted a paper for publication that is based on the manuscript we submitted in mid 2016 to PeerJ Preprints. Read more about it here.

Nyomi Bourbous

Former ANU undergraduate with BSci in Psychology and Biological Anthropology. We are collaborating on a project to look at biocultural influences on female mating preferences.

Impal Marriage Study Volunteers

I supervised 25 student assistants from UCLA, UW, ANU, and UNPAD on this massive project between 2010 and 2015. More information here.