P o s i t i o n s

Since Sept 2017

Oct 2017 - Apr

2018

Feb - June 2017

Research Fellow, School of Psychology and Neuroscience, University of St Andrews

Departmental Lecturer, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, University of Oxford

Research Assistant, project “Instantaneous conventions in children” with Prof Nick Chater, Dr Jennifer Mysiak (University of Warwick), and Prof Ian Apperly (University of Birmingham)

E d u c a t i o n

2013 - 2017

University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK

PhD, Thesis title “On the developmental origins of human material culture”

2011 - 2013

Georg-August-University, Göttingen, GER                              

MSc in Psychology (with distinction)

2010 - 2010

Pennsylvania State University, State College, USA

4-month exchange semester at Department of Human Development and Family Studies

2007 - 2010

Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, GER                                      

BSc in Psychology

1998 - 2007

Robert-Schuman-Gymnasium, Cham, GER                          

German Abitur

Publications

in press

Reindl, E., Bandini, E., & Tennie, C. (in press). The zone of latent solutions and its relation to the classics: Vygotsky and Köhler. In L. D. Di Paolo & F. D. Vincenzo (Eds.) Social cognition in non-human primates and early Homo. Berlin: Springer.

2018

2017

Reindl, E., & Tennie, C. (2018). Young children fail to generate an additive ratchet effect in an open-ended construction task. PLoS ONE. 13(6): e0197828.

Fizke, E., Butterfill, S., van de Loo, L., Reindl, E., & Rakoczy, H. (2017). Are there signature limits in early theory of mind? Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 162, 209-224.

Reindl, E., Apperly, I. A., Beck, S. R., Tennie, C. (2017). Young children copy cumulative technological design in the absence of action information. Scientific Reports, 7, 1788

2016

Reindl, E., Beck, S. R., Apperly, I. A., & Tennie, C. (2016). Young children spontaneously invent wild great apes’ tool-use behaviours. Proceedings of the Royal Society B, 283.

This paper was awarded:

The Linda Mealey Award 2016 by the International Society for Human Ethology (ISHE)

The Michael K. O'Rourke Best Publication Award 2016 for best PhD publication in the College of Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham

T a l k s

2018

2017


2016

Invited Keynote talk at Culture Conference 2018, Stirling, UK
Bandini & Reindl: “Complexity: an inefficient concept for the study of culture”

Invited talk at Anthropology Departmental Seminar Series, University of Oxford, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, UK

“Studying the origins of human material culture in children”

Invited talk at Primate Conversations Seminar, University of Oxford, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, UK

“Investigating the origins of human material culture in children”

Lightning talk at Cultural Evolution Society (CES) Inaugural Meeting, Jena, Germany
“Young children copy a culture-dependent product without action information”

Invited Keynote talk at Young Social Learning Researcher (YSLR) Winter Workshop 2017, Manchester, UK

“What makes human culture special? Findings from studies on children’s social learning”

XXXIII Biennial Congress on Human Ethology of the International Society for Human Ethology (ISHE), Stirling, UK

“Human children spontaneously invent great ape tool-use behaviours” in the Symposium “Developmental approaches to understanding human social learning”, organized by Christine Caldwell

Women in Science Event (WiSE) at School of Psychology, University of Birmingham

Invited 10-min talk as one of five plenary speakers, representing the level of PhD students

Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, Budapest, HU with Claudio Tennie and Zanna Clay

"The social transmission of culture – developmental and comparative perspectives"

2015

Postgraduate Talk and Discussion Seminar, School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, UK
"Exploring the origins of human culture in children"

School of Psychology, University of Heidelberg, GER

"The range and development of spontaneous tool use in human children"

Research event at School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, UK

"The range and development of spontaneous tool use in human children"

P o s t e r s

2018

2017

2016

Culture Conference 2018, Stirling, UK
Reindl, Gwilliams, Dean, Kendal, & Tennie:
“The “cumulative culture puzzlebox” is not a culture-dependent task for children”

ESLR Summer Workshop, St Andrews, UK
Reindl, Gwilliams, Dean, Kendal, & Tennie:
“The “cumulative culture puzzlebox” is not a culture-dependent task for children”

Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development (BCCCD), Budapest

Reindl, Apperly, Tennie, & Beck: “3- and 4-year-old children spontaneously use two tools in combination (Associative tool use) to solve diverse tool-use problems”

Culture Conference 2017 “Innovations in Cultural Systems: An Interdisciplinary Meeting”, Birmingham, UK
Bandini & Reindl: “Chimpanzees (
Pan troglodytes) and human children (Homo sapiens) invent simple tool-use behaviours individually

24th annual meeting of the European Society of Philosophy and Psychology (ESPP), St Andrews, UK

Reindl, Beck, Apperly, & Tennie: “On the physical cognitive origins of human tool culture.”

Graduate Research Poster Conference, University of Birmingham

Reindl & Tennie: “Investigating the origins of human culture in the lab”

Culture Conference: When and How does Cumulative Culture Emerge?, Birmingham, UK

Reindl, Beck, Apperly, & Tennie: “Young children copy cumulative culture without action information”

2015

Winter meeting Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB), London, UK

Reindl, Beck, Apperly, & Tennie: "Young children’s ability to copy cumulative culture in a construction task"

European Society for the study of Human Evolution (ESHE), London, UK

Reindl, Beck, Apperly, & Tennie: "Young children copy cumulative culture in a construction task"

Conference “Social Cognition: From evolution to disorders”, Bangor University, UK

Reindl, Beck, Apperly, & Tennie: "Young children copy cumulative culture in a construction task"

Conference “The nature and origins of human cognition”, Berlin School of Mind and Brain, GER

Reindl, Beck, Apperly, & Tennie: "Young children copy cumulative culture in a construction task"

Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), Philadelphia, US

Reindl, Beck, Apperly, & Tennie: "Young children spontaneously use great ape ‘cultural’ tools"

Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, Budapest, HU

Reindl, Beck, Apperly, & Tennie: "On the spontaneous ability of humans to use and make great ape tools"

2014

Primate Society Great Britain winter meeting, University of Birmingham, UK

Reindl, Beck, Apperly, & Tennie: "The spontaneous ability of humans to use and make great ape “cultural” tools"

ESRC Festival of Social Science, Central Library of Birmingham, UK

Reindl, Beck, Apperly, & Tennie: "The ability to spontaneously use simple tools: Humans and great apes compared"

Conference “Social Cognition: Origins, Mechanisms and Disorders”, University of Surrey, UK

Reindl, Beck, Apperly, & Tennie: "On the spontaneous ability of humans to use and make great ape tools"

Graduate Research Poster Conference, University of Birmingham, UK

Reindl, Beck, Apperly, & Tennie: "On the spontaneous ability of humans to use and make great ape tools"

Conference “Vision Leads to Action: The Coupling of Sensory and Motor Processes”, University of Birmingham, UK

Reindl, Beck, Apperly, & Tennie: "On the spontaneous ability of humans to use and make great ape tools"

Research event at School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, UK

Reindl, Beck, Apperly, & Tennie: "On the spontaneous ability of humans to use and make great ape tools”

P r a c t i c a l   E x p e r i e n c e

2017 - present

2017




2014 - 2016

Secretary and Social Secretary of Young Social Learning Researchers (YSLR) Society

Co-organization of two-day "Culture Conference 2017", University of Birmingham

“Innovation in cultural systems. An interdisciplinary meeting” with Elisa Bandini
Awarded 5000 GBP from Association for the Study of Animal Culture (ASAB)

Co-organization Journal Club of Comparative Cognition Research Group, University of Birmingham, UK

2016

Organization of statistics course on Generalized Linear Mixed Models (GLMM), University of Birmingham, UK

2015 - 2016

Public engagement activity at Thinktank Science Museum, Birmingham, UK
Co-organization “Meet the Expert” day (3-4 times a year)

Organization Lab meetings of Comparative Cognition Research Group, University of Birmingham, UK

2014 - 2016

Seminar co-organization,  University of Birmingham, UK

--- "Social Cognitive Neuroscience and Developmental Psychology seminar" (weekly)    

--- "Postgraduate seminar series" / "Postgrad Talks and Discussion" (twice a month)

2016

Co-organization of two-day "Culture Conference 2016", University of Birmingham

“When and How does Cumulative Culture emerge?” with Elisa Bandini and Claudio Tennie (100 attendees)
Awarded 1000 GBP from College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham
Awarded 1000 GBP grant from the School of Psychology, University of Birmingham

Symposium co-organization at Budapest CEU Conference on Cognitive Development, Budapest, HU

"The origins and development of cumulative culture" with Zanna Clay and Claudio Tennie

2015

Organization of Workshop “Behavioral experiments” for prospective students

Co-organization of one-day "Culture Conference 2015", Birmingham, UK                                                                                 
"
The Origins and Transmission of Culture: An interdisciplinary approach" with Elisa Bandini and Nimrita Rana

Awarded 1500 GBP from College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham

Co-organization of workshop on "Zone of Latent Solutions" concept with Michael Haslam's Research Group (Oxford), Elisa Bandini, and Claudio Tennie, University of Birmingham

2014

Organization of ESRC Festival of Social Science public engagement event, Central Library of Birmingham, UK

leading a committee of six people

Nov 2013 & Feb 2014

Public engagement at Thinktank Science Museum, Birmingham, UK

Participation “Meet the Scientist” activity day

2013

Test administrator, IEA Data Processing and Research Center, Hamburg, GER                                                                          
Test administration in schools for “Study on the development of all-day schools”

2012

9-week internship at Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, GER
Wolfgang Köhler Primate Research Center at the Zoo Leipzig

2010

Trainer for Applied Presentation Training, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, GER      

Test administrator, IEA Data Processing and Research Center, Hamburg, GER                                                                          
Test administration in schools for the “National Education Panel“

2009

8-week internship, Heiligenfeld Klinik for psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy, Waldmünchen, GER

T e a c h i n g

2017

2016 - 2017

Guest lecture “A developmental perspective on Social Learning”, in 3rd-year Psychology undergraduate module on Social Learning, University of Birmingham

Co-supervision master student "Children's cultural vs individual learning"

June 2014 - 2016

Supervision of placement students

2015 & 2016

Teaching assistant "Cognition in Infants and Children" (second year module)

Teaching assistant "Higher Cognitive Functions" (third year module)

1-hour-seminar on "public engagement" for MSc students

2015

Mini lecture at Postgraduate Open Day, University of Birmingham, UK

2014 - 2015

Teaching assistant “Research methods A”

C o u r s e s ,  C o n f e r e n c e s ,  &  W o r k s h o p s  a t t e n d e d

2017

2016

“1st Interdisciplinary Workshop on Social Learning and Cultural Evolution”, Keele University, UK

"Introduction to Linear Models" statistics course, Max-Planck-Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, GER by Roger Mundry

“New trends in evolutionary biology: biological, philosophical and social science perspectives”, Royal Society Discussion meeting, London

2015

"Symposium 'Why C(omp)ARE? Research across species and cultures to understand the human mind", Leipzig University, GER

"Advanced International Seminar: Cognition and Culture in Evolutionary Context", Universidad Complutense de Madrid, by Fernando Colmenares & Victoria Hernández Lloreda

2014

"Introduction to Linear Models in R", University of Kent

Awards

2016

Linda Mealey Award 2016 by the International Society for Human Ethology (ISHE) for paper presentation "Human children spontaneously invent great ape tool-use behaviours" (2000 USD, full ISHE membership for 2 years)

Michael K. O'Rourke Best Publication Award 2016 for best PhD publication for the College of Life and Environmental Sciences (400 GPB)

Travel bursary (373 GBP) for R Course at MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig

2015

Travel bursary (150 GBP) for European Society for the study of Human Evolution (ESHE), London, UK

2014

Travel bursary (200 GBP) for Social Cognition Conference at University of Surrey, UK

M e m b e r s h i p s

current

Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB)

Society for the Study of Cultural Evolution (SSCE)

International Society for the Study of Human Ethology (ISHE)

International Primatology Society (IPS)

Primate Society Great Britain (PSGB)

European Society for the Study of Human Evolution (ESHE)

Cultural Evolution Society (CES)

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Animal Cognition

PeerJ

Scientific Reports