Carole Jahme

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Carole Jahme is an award-winning writer and science communicator. In her early career she was also a performer and TV producer. She is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts.[1]

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Carole Jahme has a master's degree in evolutionary psychology.[2]

Before becoming a writer and scientist, Jahme was an actor, model and dancer, and she performed in Gerry Cottle's Circus on 'trapeze, tightrope, clowning, acrobatics'.[3] She appeared as a dancer in the 1992 movie Chaplin and acted in Moll Flanders in 1996. In 1996, she was also the producer on a TV documentary called Sex and Scientists: Beauty and the Beast and in 2000, she was the writer, director and producer on a BBC1 television game show called House of Games, hosted by Carol Smilie.[4]

In 2000, Jahme published a book about female primatologists, including Jane Goodall, Diane Fossey and Birutė Galdikas, called Beauty and the Beasts: Woman, Ape and Evolution, and in 2011 a science-fiction novel followed, called Worth Their Weight in Blood.[5] During the period of 2011-2015, she wrote many articles on psychology and primates for The Guardian.[6]

She wrote and performed two shows at the Edinburgh Fringe: Carole Jahme is Sexually Selected in 2004 and Carole Jahme is Bio-diverse! in 2010. The shows were humorous explorations of scientific topics including gender psychology, human evolution and primate conservation.[7][8][9] In 2010, she appeared in a documentary on Animal Planet called Michael Jackson and Bubbles: The Untold Story.[10]

She is currently working on several writing projects as well as researching the evolution of empathy for an anthropology doctorate at University College London.[11][12]

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