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Dr David Leavens

Post:Reader in Comparative Psychology (Psychology)
Location:PEVENSEY 2 4B03

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 678526
International:+44 1273 678526

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   1979     Avionics Technician Course, USMC, Millington Naval Air Base, TN, USA
   1990     BSc Anthropology (with honors, Phi Beta Kappa), University of California at Riverside, USA
   1993     MA Anthropology, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA
   2001     PhD Psychology, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA

Non-academic Posts Held:
   1978-1984      Sergeant, Air Traffic Control Technician, United States Marine Corps, USA
   1984-1987      Production Supervisor, Applied Cardiac Systems, Lake Forest, CA, USA
   1988              Emergency Services Dispatcher, Santa Ana, CA, USA
   1989-1991      Archaeological Field Technician, various private and public firms, CA, USA
   1991              Consultant, Quality Control, Commercial and Industrial Design, Irvine, CA, USA

Academic Posts Held:
   1991-1994      Morris Doctoral Fellow, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, USA
   1994-1999      Research Assistant, Yerkes National Primate Research Center
   1998-1999      Part-time Lecturer, University of Georgia
   2000-2002      Junior Lecturer, University of Sussex
   2002-2005      Lecturer, University of Sussex
   2005-2019      Senior Lecturer, University of Sussex
   2019-Present  Reader in Comparative Psychology


Editorial Board: Interdisciplinary Evolution Research, Springer-Nature, 2019-
Editorial Board: Animal Cognition, 2014-
Visiting and Exchange Student Academic Advisor (Psychology), 2013-
Equality and Diversity Committee Member (Admissions & Recruitment), 2015-
Exam Board (Psychology), 2018-
Colloquium Series, 2008-2012 
Undergraduate Honours Project Convenor (Psychology), 2001-2005
Undergraduate Admissions (Psychology), 2001-2004