Kim A. Bard is a professor of comparative developmental psychology, past-president of the Primate Society of Great Britain, and president of the European Federation for Primatology. Prior to joining the Psychology Department at Portsmouth in 1999, she was research scientist at Yerkes National Primate Research Center of Emory University, where she designed a responsive care nursery for infant chimpanzees to optimize their coping and communicative skills. Bard's research concerns understanding the process of development in evolution. She conducts empirical studies with an eye to clarifying universal and species-specific characteristics of humans and great apes, leading to better understanding of the precursors, contexts, and sequelae of social cognition in human development. She received her MA and PhD in comparative/developmental psychology from Georgia State University, and her BA with Honors in psychology from Wheaton College, MA. She currently serves on the Advisory Board of Primates, on the Council of the International Primatology Society, and was associate editor of the British Journal of Psychology, 2007-2012. Bard has over 80 peer-reviewed publications and 37 book chapters.