About me

I am an evolutionary anthropologist and behavioural ecologist working across disciplines in health and family demography. I teach Evolutionary Medicine on the MSc in Medical Anthropology and the BA Human Sciences, and Practical Quantitative Methods on the MSc in Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology at the University of Oxford. I am also a student advisor at St Antony's College. 

My research takes a biocultural approach, where the interplay between biology and culture takes a central role in interpreting cultural variation in reproductive behaviour, health outcomes, and human life-histories. I am interested more generally in the behavioural ecology of families, maternal and child health, evolutionary medicine, health inequalities. I am a fellow of the Fertility and Reproduction Studies Group at Oxford and of the Royal Anthropological Institute.

I am the secretary of the European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association. Please see our website for more information about joining EHBEA and attending our annual conference which is to be held in London, UK, 18-21 April 2023.