Schoof headshot 2016-3



I am a primate behavioural ecologist interested in factors that influence, and are influenced by, social dominance in male primates. I use a multidisciplinary approach to explore the costs and benefits of male dominance in non-human primates to better understand how individuals navigate the complexities of competition and cooperation associated with life in social groups.

You can hear me speak briefly about my research in this video: Innovation@Glendon




  • Postdoctoral Fellow (2013-2015) – Anthropology, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Supervisor: Dr. Colin A Chapman
  • Doctor of Philosophy (2009-2013) – Physical/Biological Anthropology, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A. Advisor: Dr. Katharine M. Jack
  • Master of Arts (2005-2009) – Physical/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.

Valerie A.M. Schoof’s CV April 2016




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