Me, Human was founded in 2019 by Gilly Forrester, Professor of Evolutionary & Developmental Psychology, at Birkbeck, University of London with degrees from the University of California, San Diego (BSc) the University of Oxford (PhD).
Gilly is on a quest to better understand how we became the upright, tool-using, talking apes that we are today – both through the evolution of our species and though the typical and atypical development of infants. She studies the behaviours of gorillas, chimpanzees, orangutans and children with and without developmental conditions.
As an equal partner to her research, Gilly is passionate about engaging more people in science – more citizen scientists, more public involvement, more women in science. She runs public exhibits, features at festivals and makes regular specialist contributions to television, radio, newsprint and podcasts.
Find out more about or contact Gilly:
Media webpage: www.gillianforrester.com
University webpage: https://www.bbk.ac.uk/our-staff/profile/8006185/gillian-forrester