Personal profile


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.


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

External positions

Visiting Professor, University of Leeds



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