Matti Wilks

I am a postdoctoral research associate at Yale University under the supervision of Paul Bloom. In November, I will join the Department of Psychology at the University of Edinburgh as a lecturer (assistant professor).

My research is in moral development and moral psychology and I am interested in understanding barriers to prosocial and ethical behaviour. Right now, my research focuses on altruistic groups, effective altruism, moral expansiveness, and why we prefer natural things (particularly in the context of cultured meat).

If you would like to contact me, please do so at or @matti_wilks on Twitter. My CV is available here.

I am open to supervising students at Edinburgh in 2022. If you are interested please get in touch!