Dr. Katarzyna Pisanski

Dr. Katarzyna Pisanski is currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the Mammal Vocal Communication and Cognition Research Group at the University of St. Ettiane, France, while simultaneously working at University of Sussex, UK. She is a research fellow in the Institute of Psychology, University of Wroclaw, Poland. She completed her graduate studies in Canada at the University of Lethbridge (MSc) and McMaster University (PhD). Her multi-disciplinary research program joins theories and methodologies from biology, psychology, endocrinology and animal behaviour to understand the evolution and social functions of nonverbal vocal communication in humans and other mammals.

 As an emerging leader in the field of voice studies, Dr. Pisanski has published over thirty research papers in top-tier academic journals including Nature, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Biology Letters, and Animal Behaviour, and has received numerous prestigious awards including the Emerging Researcher Award, Womensphere Emerging Leader, and the Canadian Psychological Association’s Certificate of Academic Excellence. Her research has been featured in Time Magazine, Science, New York Times, The New Yorker, The Scientist, and Psychology Today, as well as various TV and radio outlets (BBC, CBC). With the central aim of exploring both the evolutionary origins and modern-day implications of human behaviour, Dr. Pisanski’s research hopes to gain new insight into why we do what we do, and what we gain from it.

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