Centre for Culture and Evolution, Brunel University London

I’m a demographer, anthropologist and human behavioural ecologist, and use an interdisciplinary approach to understand human behaviour, incorporating an evolutionary theoretical framework into my research. I’m keen to promote a greater understanding of evolutionary explanations for human behaviour in the social and health sciences, and to facilitate interdisciplinary work more broadly. I work on questions of demographic and public health interest, including fertility and reproductive development, child health and mortality, and health inequalities; and I have a particular interest in the family, and how family relationships influence these outcomes.

Founder member and currently President of the European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association

Director of the Centre for Culture and Evolution, Brunel University London


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