Noon Expert: Dr Mairi Macleod

You CAN find love later in life! Our Noon expert reveals why we shouldn't always trust our gut instincts and how to identify, attract and desire someone to create a fantastic relationship

Dr Mairi Macleod is a behavioural biologist who – and after many years of writing, researching and consulting on human behaviour around relationships – has developed strategies to help women in midlife find the love they crave – all using peer-reviewed science and her behavioural knowledge and experience.

Mairi started out her career studying animal behaviour, and for her Ph.D researched the mating and reproductive strategies of wild samango monkeys in Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. She has written extensively on human behaviour, relationships, and competition for New Scientist Magazine, The Guardian, The Observer, The Sunday Times, The Independent, Huffington Post, Psychology Today and many more. She lectures at the University of Edinburgh, and she runs workshops and speaks on the science of attraction, relationships, health & wellbeing, and success at work for women.

Explore Mairi’s Course: Successful Dating in Midlife

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