Kevin Dutton was born in London in 1967. After completing his PhD in Psychology at the University of Essex, he worked there as a Senior Research Fellow focusing on the relationship between emotion and thought – between how we feel and how we think – in the brain.
His interest in both the origins and function of morality took him to the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge, where he was Lecturer in Science and Religion and a member of the Faraday Institute, St Edmund’s College. In 2012, he joined the Calleva Research Centre for Evolution and Human Sciences, Magdalen College, University of Oxford.
He is a member of the Royal Society of Medicine and the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy. Kevin’s writing and research has been featured in Scientific American, New Scientist, The Guardian, The Times, Psychology Today, The New York Times, The Wall St Journal, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Slate and USA Today.