About the Editors

Definition

Chief Editor: Stavroula Kousta

Stavroula’s background spans the humanities, social sciences and biological sciences, and she feels strongly about the need for interaction and integration among disciplines. From 2008–2013 she was the Editor of Trends in Cognitive Sciences, during which time the journal evolved into one of the leading reviews outlets in the behavioural sciences. She then joined PLOS Biology, managing the journal’s magazine section and handling research manuscripts in neuroscience. Advocating for robust research practices, she also led the introduction of meta-research as a core discipline covered in PLOS Biology. Originally from Greece, Stavroula obtained a PhD in English and Applied Linguistics (psycholinguistics) from the University of Cambridge. She then spent four years doing post-doctoral research on the psychological and neural underpinnings of language and semantic knowledge at University College London.

stavroula.kousta@nature.com

orcid.org/0000-0002-4664-9628

 

Associate Editor: John Carson

John could never decide whether he preferred the history of humankind or the history of the Earth. In the end, he didn’t decide, and his interest in human-environment interactions began. John has worked at the interface of anthropology/archaeology and ecology in environments ranging from European moorlands to Neotropical forests. His doctoral and post-doctoral work focussed on pre-European and contemporary societies in Amazonia and the Mayan Yucatan, and their influences on and interactions with the natural environment over time. He is a strong believer in the benefits of multi/transdisciplinarity and has a broad interest in all subjects relating to human behaviour. John gained his bachelor in Geology and Archaeology from the University of Birmingham, UK and a masters in Environmental Modelling, Monitoring and Reconstruction from the University of Manchester. He studied for his doctorate in the Department of Geography at the University of Edinburgh, before working as a post-doc at the School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Reading, UK. Él habla español también.

john.carson@nature.com

orcid.org/0000-0001-5807-078X

 

Associate Editor: Adam Yeeles

Adam has a background in interdisciplinary research that spans the political, economic and geographic sciences. His research and teaching record reflects a strong commitment to quantitative approaches to questions that are globally oriented, interdisciplinary in scope, and have societal and policy relevance. His doctoral and post-doctoral work has focused on spatial and temporal analysis of social, economic and political risk, as well as socio-environmental interactions. Adam earned his PhD in political science from the University of Texas at Dallas. He also holds a MS degree in geospatial sciences from the University of Texas at Dallas and a MA degree in comparative politics from American University (DC).  Before earning his doctorate, Adam spent several years working in general interest publishing and non-profit management.

adam.yeeles@us.nature.com

orcid.org/0000-0002-7725-3837

 

Assistant Editor: Sara Constantino

Sara has an interdisciplinary background that spans the humanities, social sciences and biological sciences and has experience with the public sector, industry and academia. She believes in the importance of fostering dialogue across disciplinary boundaries and that answers to many contemporary questions will come from these interactions. Prior to working at NHB, Sara worked as a deputy economist at The Economist after completing a masters in economics at University College London, where her focus was on policy and health outcomes. In 2016, she earned her PhD from New York University. Her doctoral research was at the intersection of computational neuroscience, psychology, economics and ecology and focused on how people learn about novel environments and how they allocate scarce time resources to different activities in naturalistic settings. 

sara.constantino@us.nature.com

orcid.org/0000-0001-5533-5885

About the Journal

  • Nature Human Behaviour publishes research of outstanding significance into any aspect of human behaviour: its psychological, biological, and social bases, as well as its origins, development, and disorders. The journal aims to enhance the visibility of research into human behaviour, strengthening its societal reach and impact.
  • We publish a range of content types including original research articles, Reviews, Perspectives, Comments, News, and Features that elaborate on significant advances in the field and cover topical issues.
  • Nature Human Behaviour is staffed by a dedicated team of professional editors, with relevant research backgrounds. It is led by Stavroula Kousta, formerly the Editor of Trends in Cognitive Sciences and Senior Editor at PLOS Biology, and also includes John Carson (with expertise in anthropology, archaeology, and ecology), Adam Yeeles (with expertise in political science, political economy, and geography), and Sara Constantino (with expertise in economics, psychology, and neuroscience).
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