Schoof headshot 2016-3


My research focuses primarily on behavioural endocrinology as a tool to better understand how individuals navigate the complexities of competition and cooperation associated with life in social groups, as well as individual-level variation in life-history traits and fitness. As co-manager of the Nabugabo Research Site and PI of the Community Nkima Project in Uganda, our research team uses a combination of long-term demographic, behavioural, and physiological data to examine how social and ecological factors influence development, reproduction, and health. Additionally, we are developing research on human-wildlife interactions at Nabugabo (Uganda) and at Lewa-Borana Conservancy (Kenya) in human-modified landscapes to better understand how humans and other wildlife impact one another through the shared use of resources.

In the upcoming year, I will also be developing the Primate Behavioural Endocrinology Lab, recently funded by the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and the Ontario Research Fund, where trainees will have the opportunity to learn skills in hormone analysis and interpretation.

You can hear me speak briefly about my previous research in this video: Innovation@Glendon; you can also hear a longer presentation given as part of the York Circle Lecture Series


  • Postdoctoral Fellow (2013-2015) – School of the Environment and Department of Anthropology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Supervisor: Dr. Colin A Chapman
  • Doctor of Philosophy (2009-2013) – Biological Anthropology, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. Advisor: Dr. Katharine M. Jack
  • Master of Arts (2005-2009) – Biological Anthropology, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. Advisor: Dr. Katharine M. Jack
  • Bachelor of Science, Honours (1999-2002) – Biology, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Advisor: Dr. Robert D. Montgomerie
  • Diploma of Collegiate Studies (1997-1999) – First Choice Health Sciences, Dawson College, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.




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