Dr Kimberly Quinn from the School of Psychology, in collaboration with Prof. John Cacioppo from the University of Chicago, has been awarded £478,137 from the Economic and Social Research Council for a research project to test a theoretical model of behavioural synchrony. The goal of the three-year project is to examine mechanisms that explain why being ‘in sync’ with others boosts interpersonal rapport, connectedness, trust and cooperation. The project will support a full-time Research Fellow (Dr Juliane Honisch) and a PhD studentship.