Mona Joly

Mona Joly, PhD candidate within the DSI HSI research group


mona.joly [at]
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
D 213
Research Fellow of the Research Group


Mona Joly is a PhD candidate in health psychology at the Freie Universität Berlin and a research fellow at the WZB in the research group Health and Social Inequality.  She focuses on the impact of socioeconomic inequalities on health behaviours using evolutionary behavioural theory, survey and qualitative data.

Since 2022   Visiting student at the Evolution and Social Cognition Group, Institut Jean Nicod, DEC, ENS-PSL (Paris, France)
2018   Master of Science in Cognitive Science - École Normale Supérieure (Paris, France). Thesis: "Female attractiveness, fertility and life history strategy".
2017-2018   Visiting Graduate Student, COMSTAR lab, Centre for Behaviour and Evolution, Newcastle University (Newcastle-upon-Tyne, United Kingdom).
2015   Bachelor of Science in Biology, specialty Physiology and Cognitive Neuroscience - Aix Marseille Université (Marseille, France).

Research fields

Social Psychology
Behavioural science | Behavioural ecology | Cognitive psychology

Selected Publications

Nettle, D., Joly, M., Broadbent, E., Smith, C., Tittle, E., & Bateson, M. (2019). Opportunistic food consumption in relation to childhood and adult food insecurity: an exploratory correlational study. Appetite, 132, 222-229.