I am a Lecturer at the University of Exeter, UK where I am part of the Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour, in the Department of Psychology.
My research focuses on understanding the formation and consequences of social structures and social behaviours in animals. My current work focuses on the social drivers of the evolution of menopause. I have studied these questions in several different species using a variety of techniques but especially social network analysis and demographic analyses.
More details of specific research topics can be found under the "Key Projects" header above.