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I am an evolutionary biologist, interested in understanding individual differences in behavioural and life-history traits. I gained my undergraduate degree in Zoology from the University of Cambridge, and I then studied for a MSc in Biology and a PhD on the ‘Evolution of Social Behaviour’ at the University of Oxford.

After a post-doc at the University of Sheffield, I secured my own funding through a Rubicon fellowship and NWO visiting fellowship at the University of Groningen, and a NERC fellowship at the University of Sheffield. This was followed by a Lectureship and Associate Professorship at the University of Leeds. I am now a Professor of Evolutionary Medicine and a Rosalind Franklin Fellow at the University of Groningen. My research group continues to investigate evolutionary dynamics of behavioural and life-history traits, focusing on the evolution of senescence.


External positions

Visiting Professor, University of Leeds


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