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Kirsty E. Graham



EDUCATION

2017   PhD, School of Psychology & Neuroscience, University of St Andrews
2012   Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Science, Quest University Canada


EMPLOYMENT

2017   Research Associate. University of York (July 2017-present)
2016   Research Assistant. University of St Andrews & Kyoto University, Primate Research Institute (Dec 2016-July 2017)
2016   Camp Manager, Kalinzu Research Station, Primate Research Institute (Sept-Dec)


PUBLICATIONS

Graham, K. E., Wilke, C. P., Lahiff, N. J., & Slocombe, K. E. (IN PRESS). Scratching Beneath the Surface: Intentionality in Great Ape Signal production. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences.

Graham, K. E., & Hobaiter, C. (2019). Gestural Communication in the Great Apes. In J. C. Choe (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior (Second edi, pp. 371–377).

Graham, K. E., Hobaiter, C., Ounsley, J., Furuichi, T., & Byrne, R. W. (2018). Bonobo and chimpanzee gestures overlap extensively in meaning. PLoS biology, 16(2), e2004825.

Graham, K.E., Furuichi, T., & Byrne, R. (2017). The gestural repertoire of the wild bonobo (Pan paniscus): a mutually understood communication system. Animal Cognition. 20(2), 171-177. DOI: 10.1007/s10071-016-1035-9

Ryu, H., Graham, K.E., Sakamaki, T., & Furuichi, T. (2016). Long-sightedness in old wild bonobos during grooming. Current Biology, 26, R1-R3.

Tokuyama, N., Moore, D.L., Graham, K.E., Lokasola, A., & Furuichi T. (2016). Cases of maternal cannibalism in wild bonobos (Pan paniscus) from two different field sites, Wamba and Kokolopori, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Primates. [published online]

Barceló-Coblijn, L., Cuthbertson, C.M., Graham, K.E., Hartmann, S., and Pleyer, M. (2016). Conference report on Evolang 11. Journal of Language Evolution, 1(2), 159-162

Graham, K. E., Bulloch, M. J., & Lewis, T. R. (2013). Foraging behaviour of three primate species in a Costa Rican coastal lowland tropical wet forest. Biodiversity Journal, 4(2), 327–334.

Lewis, T. R., Griffin, R. K., Grant, P. B. C., Figueroa, A., Ray, J. M., Graham, K. E., & David, G. (2013). Morphology and ecology of Sibon snakes (Squamata: Dipsadidae) from two forests in Central America. Phyllomedusa, 12(1), 47–55.


AWARDS & GRANTS

2019   Public Engagement Masterclass, 50% Bursary, Wellcome Genome Campus Scientific Conferences2017   Gorilla Awards in Behavioural Science, Shortlisted, Gorilla.sc
2016   Russell Trust Award (Postgraduate), University of St Andrews
2016   St Leonard's College Lecture Prize. University of St Andrews
2016   Grindley Grant for Conference Attendance. Experimental Psychology Society
2014   Wenner-Gren Foundation Dissertation Fieldwork Grant. Used at University of St Andrews (2014-15)
2013   600th Anniversary Doctoral Scholarship. University of St Andrews  (2013-16)
2012   Distinction for Keystone Paper. Quest University Canada
2009   Outstanding Student of the Year. Quest University Canada (2009-10)
2008   David Strangway Award for Excellence, Full Tuition Scholarship. Quest University Canada (2008-12)


INVITED TALKS

2019   Semantics in ape gestures: A Gricean approach to intentionality and meaning of bonobo gestures. “Animal Linguistics, take the leap!” Workshop. Paris, France (Jun 18)
2019   How do non-human primates communicate? BKSDA, Indonesia (Feb 25)
2018   How do non-human primates communicate? BKSDA, Indonesia (Aug 21)
2018   How do non-human primates communicate? IPB, Indonesia (Mar 15)
2017   “Jane”, Introductory talk to film screening of “Jane”, Derby QUAD (Dec 5)
2017   How can we discover what great ape gestures mean. Graduate Women Scotland, research presentations day, Dundee, UK (Apr 29)2017   How can we discover what great ape gestures mean. The 7th International Symposium on Primatology and Wildlife Science, Kyoto, Japan (Mar 4) 2016   How do chimpanzees and bonobos communicate? Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda (Nov 22)
2015   Communication gestuelle des bonobos sauvages. Kinshasa University, DRC (Jan 14)


CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

Papers Presented

2019   A Gricean approach to intentionality and meaning of bonobo gestures. SPRG Annual Meeting – the Burn, Scotland (May 10-12)
2018   Bonobo and chimpanzee gestures share similar meanings. Biotweeps Twitter Conference (Jun 21-22)
2016   Meaning in the shared gestural repertoires of wild bonobos (Pan paniscus) at Wamba, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) at Budongo, Uganda. IPS/ASP, Chicago (Aug 21-27)
2016   Intentional Meaning of Bonobo Gestures. Evolang, New Orleans (Mar 21-24)
2016   Meaning in wild bonobo (Pan paniscus) gestural communication. SPRG Annual Meeting - the Burn, Scotland (Mar 4-6)
2015   Comparison of Gestural Communication for Pan species. ASAB Summer Conference 2015, Lincoln (Aug 26-27)

Posters Presented

2019   Bonobo and chimpanzee gestures share many of the same meanings. University of York Science Research Staff Conference (Jun 26)
2019   Bonobo and chimpanzee gestures share many of the same meanings. Poster + Flash talk. ASAB Easter Conference 2019, York (Apr 3-5)
2017   Finding meaning in the gestural communication of wild bonobos. 61st Primates Conference, Japan Monkey Center (Jan 28-29)
2016   Expressed and understood gestural repertoires of wild bonobos (Pan paniscus). Chimps in Context, Chicago (Aug 18-20)

Workshops

2019   Public Engagement Masterclass, Cambridge, July 8-10
2019   Atlas of Comparative Cognition, Zurich, Mar 6
2018   Multimodal Communication, York, Oct 15-16


DEPARTMENTAL TALKS

2017   Understanding Animal Communication: Lessons from Studying Bonobo Gestures. Save the Elephants Society lecture series (Apr 13)
2016   St Leonard’s College Lecture Prize, Lecture series (Apr 13, 20, 27)
2016   Intentional Meaning of Bonobo Gestures. Behavioural Discussion Group (Feb 29)
2015   Comparison of Gestural Communication for Pan species. IBANS, Early career researcher symposium (Oct 2)
2015   Psycholoquia, 3rd year PhD presentation (Oct 1)
2015   International Summer School of Scotland (ISSOS) Guest Speaker (July 13)
2014   Psycholoquia, 2nd year PhD presentation (Sept 18)


TEACHING EXPERIENCE

University of York 
Lecturing, Second year undergraduate (May 2019)
Tutorials, Third year undergraduate (October 2017)

University of St Andrews

Sutton Trust Summer School, Secondary school students (July 2016)Lecturing and Practicals, Second year undergraduate (April 2016)
TA for Psychology 1, Second year undergraduate (Autumn 2014)

Quest University Canada

TA for French 1 & 2, undergraduate (2010-2011)


RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

2019   Postdoctoral fieldwork. Macaca Nigra Project, Indonesia (Jan-Mar 2019)
2018   Postdoctoral fieldwork. Macaca Nigra Project, Indonesia (Mar-Oct 2018)
2018   Child research for rating experiment (July-Oct 2018)
2017   Research assistant for Catherine Hobaiter, Misato Hayashi, Prof Matsuzawa, for Bossou video footage. Primate Research Institute, Japan (Dec 2016-Mar 2017)
2016   Russell Trust funded fieldwork. Kalinzu, Uganda (Sept-Dec)
2015   PhD fieldwork. Wamba, DRC (Jan-Jun)
2014   PhD fieldwork. Wamba, DRC (Feb-Jun)
2012   Field Assistant for Paul Kuchenbuch and Simone Pika (Max Planck Institute for Ornithology). Wamba, DRC (Sept 2012-Mar 2013)
2011   Primate Research. Caño Palma Biological Station, Costa Rica (Apr-May)
2011   Herpetological Research Assistant for Alex Figueroa (University of New Orleans) and Dr Todd Lewis. Caño Palma Biological Station, Costa Rica (Apr-May)
2010   Volunteer Research Assistant for April Stevens (McMaster University). Caño Palma Biological Station, Costa Rica (Sept-Nov)


SERVICE TO PROFESSION

2017   Review for Animal Cognition, International Journal of Primatology, Ethology
2016   Review for Interaction Studies journal


DEPARTMENTAL & UNIVERSITY SERVICE

2016   Maintained website for ESPP16 Conference (Aug 10-13)
2015   Coordinator of Bioacoustics Journal Club (2015-16)
2014   Coordinator of Bioacoustics Journal Club (2014-15)


COMMUNITY OUTREACH

2019   Sixth Form Conference at York Psychology. Short talk (York, Jun 24)
2019   Soapbox Science. Taking science to the streets (York, Jun 8)
2019   Psych!York. Science festival for school children (York, May 30)
2019   Pint of Science. Public lecture in a pub (York, May 21)
2019   Skype a Scientist. Skype with a class in French (May 2)
2018   Skype a Scientist. Skype with 3 classes of school students (Nov)
2018   Elementary school video exchange about primate research (May-June)
2017   Biotweeps Host. Curate the Biotweeps Twitter account (Jul 24-30)
2017   Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, volunteer (London, Jul 4-9)
2017   Skype a Scientist. Skype with school students to talk about research (May 19)
2017   Performer. Bright Club, academic stand-up comedy (Edinburgh, May 2)
2015   Performer. Bright Club, academic stand-up comedy (St Andrews, Dec 8
2014   Performer. Bright Club, academic stand-up comedy (St Andrews, Oct 30Dundee, Nov 11Edinburgh, Nov 25)
2014   Public lectures in Campbell River and Quadra


RELATED PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

R Statistics, Windows Excel, FileMaker Pro, the Observer, CyberTracker
St John Ambulance Standard First AID (CPR C and AED)
SDI Open Water Dive Certification
ACMG Climbing Gym Instructor Level 1


LANGUAGES

English - First language
French - Fluent
Lingala - Fluent
Spanish - Intermediate
German - Conversational


PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

2018   Primate Society of Great Britain (2018-)
2016   Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (2016-present)
2015   International Primatological Society (2015-present)
2013   Scottish Primate Research Group (2013-present)