Rohan Kapitany, Ph.D., is an experimental and quantitative psychologist from Australia with an interest in cultural evolution and understanding human cumulative culture. Specifically, he studies ritual, groups, social learning, and supernatural beliefs. His research involves working with both children and adults across diverse cultures. He has also worked with databases, and dabbled in formal simulations, and hopes to extend this work further. He is committed to supporting transparent practices, including open science, pre-registration, and publishing datasets and material.
He obtained his Ph.D. in the School of Psychology at the University of Queensland, Australia, with Associate Professor Mark Nielsen, followed by a three-year postdoctoral research position in the School of Anthropology at Oxford University with Harvey Whitehouse.