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Robin Morrison

Robin Morrison

PhD student in Biological Anthropology

Henry Wellcome Building
Fitzwilliam Street

Cambridge CB2 1QH


2015-Present: PhD in Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge, UK

2010-2014: BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences (Evolutionary Biology), University of Edinburgh, UK


Research Interests

My research interests include primate behaviour, conservation, behavioural ecology, epidemiology, and the evolution of social systems.

My research focuses on understanding the large scale social structure of Western Lowland Gorillas. I use a combination of lab work, field work and modelling to investigate factors influencing gorilla ranging behaviour and the occurrence of interactions between gorilla groups.  My aim is to use information on social structure to better understand how factors such as disease, novel ideas and genes are transmitted between groups. This research is possible through collaboration with the Lossi-Ngaga conservation and research programme based in the Republic of Congo.


Research Supervision

Principle Supervisor: Dr Peter Walsh



I am involved in the teaching of the following courses:

  • Paper BAN2: Behavioural Ecology


Other Professional Activities

Member of Darwin college