Lotty Brand is interested in the evolution of human behaviour and cognition. Her PhD work investigated the effect of sex differences in confidence and risk-taking on social learning. She also conducted a large scale comparison of statistical analysis techniques to promote a new form of cumulative science. Most recently she has explored the evolution of social hierarchies and prestige-biased social learning. She conducts experiments with members of the wider community as well as students, and is a dedicated science communicator. She believes firmly that all scientific work should be fully transparent, reproducible, and openly available to all. Lotty contracts with FoAM Kernow developing AccessLab, and is also helping out with Viruscraft.