Ashleigh received her BSc (Hons) in Psychology from the University of Liverpool (UK) and her MSc in Psychological Research Methods from the University of Stirling (UK). She is due to start her PhD in Psychology at the University of Stirling in September 2022. She has keen interests in evolutionary psychology, scientific methodology, and science communication. Ashleigh’s PhD aims to study mate choice in captive animals and apply these findings to improve conservation efforts. Outside of her studies, Ashleigh has taught modules covering topics such as clinical and health psychology, social psychology, and brain and behaviour.