Drew Altschul

British Academy Post Doctoral Fellow

  • Psychology
  • School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences

Contact details



Room F2, Psychology Building

7 George Square, Edinburgh
Post code


PhD Psychology, The University of Edinburgh, 2017

MS Neuroscience, Brandeis University, 2010

SB Brain and Cognitive Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2008

Research summary

My recent work can be roughly divided into three areas. First, the reciprocal relationships between health and cognitive abilities (e.g. Altschul, Starr, & Deary, 2018; Altschul, Wraw, Der, Gale, & Deary, 2019). Second, developing large-scale, collaborative projects to systematically study cognition and personality across the primate phylogeny (ManyPrimates et al., 2019a, 2019b). Third, grappling with how assertiveness traits are related to, but distinct from, hierarchical rank in a variety of primate species (e.g. Wilson et al., 2020; Altschul, Robinson, Coleman, Capitanio, Wilson, 2019).