Matti Wilks

I am a Lecturer (Assistant Prof) in the Department of Psychology at the University of Edinburgh. I completed my PhD at the University of Queensland and was a postdoc at Princeton and Yale Universities.

I aim to understand barriers to prosocial and ethical behaviour. Currently I am focusing on moral circle expansion, the motivations of unusually altruistic groups, and understanding why we prefer natural things (particularly in the context of cultivated meat).

If you would like to contact me, please do so at or @matti_wilks on Twitter.