Dr Lynda BoothroydSenior Lecturer, Department of Psychology, University of Durham
CVEducation 2001 – 2004 University of
Supported by MRC Studentship Supervisors: Prof. David Perrett, Prof. Richard Byrne
Examiners: Dr Klaus Zuberbühler, Dr David Waynforth
2003 to present Graduate member of the British Psychological Society
2001 to present Member of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society (subscription)
Research and teaching positions
Oct 2006 –present University of Durham Lecturer Psychology
Oct 2005 –Sept 2006 University of Durham Temporary teaching fellow Psychology
2003 - present Open University Summer School Tutor
Oct 2004 – Sept 2005 University of Durham Research fellow ESRC postdoctoral fellow .
Oct 2004 – April 2005 University of Durham Joint Honours supervisor and demonstrator
2002 –2004 University of St Andrews Tutor, Demonstrator, Lecturer PT degree course
Subhonours: Introduction to Social & Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Everyday Life I & II, SPSS
Honours level: Research Methods in Psychology (memory component), Social & Developmental Psychology (social), The Evolution of Human Behaviour
Grants and awards
2013-16 Leverhulme Trust RPG-2013-113 ‘Impact of media access and local ecology on beauty ideals in Nicaragua’ £249 000
2010 ESRC small grant ES/H034773/1, ‘Facial preferences across development’ with Co-I E Meins. (£93,690.15 FEC)
2010 Nuffield Science Bursary, for a summer project by A Gray (£1 440)
2010-12 EOARD Project grant With L Rendell (St Andrews, PI), W Brown (QMU), and R O’Gorman (Essex).
2009-12 EOARD Project grant With J Bering (Queens, PI), J Barkow (Dalhousie), and R O’Gorman (Essex).
2009 Nuffield Science Bursary, for a summer project by S Chohan (£1 440)
2005 International Incoming Short Visit Royal Society grant, with D Perrett, for a visit by B Pawlowski. (£2 500)
2004 ESRC Post-doctoral Fellowship (£28 000)
2003 Grindley Grant EPS conference travel grant (£400)
2001 MRC Studentship Quota award studentship (total award approx. £43 000)
1997 Educational Grant Manchester Unitary Society grant (£600)
Public dissemination of research
I have been involved in disseminating research through the media in a variety of ways. I have been interviewed by many national and regional radio stations, and by BBC Breakfast news, regarding recent publications and have also been interviewed by British and international newspaper journalists. I have been involved in collaborating with both BBC and Channel 4 science programs to run facial perception experiments for the public. I have also appeared on a Channel 4 science program (‘Superhumans’) discussing facial attraction.