Mark van Vugt is a professor of Evolutionary, Work and Organizational psychology at the VU University Amsterdam and a research associate at the Institute for Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford. He is the author of more than 100 scientific articles, books, and book chapters in which he applies evolutionary perspectives to understand human social and organizational behaviour. He is interested in themes such as leadership, power, status, altruism, cooperation, and intergroup conflict. Insights from his research have been applied to various societal challenges involving leadership development, financial risk-taking,environmental sustainability, philanthropy, poverty and intergroup conflict. He is a prolific author and regular contributor to national and international television, radio, and news papers such as the BBC, Channel Four, ABC, CNN, Nature, the New Scientist, the Times and Daily Telegraph. Professor Van Vugt's has worked with a number of government and business organisations to advice and conduct research, including the Dutch Parliament, UK Charity Commission, US Office for Naval Research, Southern Water, Southampton Football Club, Rank Xerox and LTP. Professor Van Vugt is member of the team that won the prestigious £1.2 million British Academy grant "From Lucy to Language: The Archaeology of the Social Brain." He is author and co-author of several books including popular sciences book on leadership and evolution and a text for students on applying social psychology. Mark van Vugt is consulting editor of various journals in psychology and is member of the European Association for Social Psychology (EASP), the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (SESP), the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), and Human Behavior and Evolution Society (HBES).