Andrew George Thomas, PhD.


I'm a psychology lecturer based at Swansea University, UK. My main research interest is evolutionary psychology which acknowledges that the mind, much like the body, is subject to the forces of evolution, and has been shaped over time by the challenges encountered by our ancestors. I am a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

My current research is concerned with individual differences in mating preferences. This includes what attributes people find attractive in a partner, under what circumstances people change the types of relationships they desire (e.g. short- vs. long-term relationships), and how different the sexes are in their ideal mate criteria.

Prior to my current post, I completed my PhD at Swansea University, UK under the supervision of Dr. Steve Stewart-Williams. Before that I received a BSc(Hons) degree in Psychology from Cardiff University, UK.