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Research overview

I study i) sex/gender differences and similarities in behaviour and cognition, and ii) evolutionary perspectives on human behaviour. My research has previously investigated the role of gonadal hormones in the development of sex differences in behaviour in non-human animals, and her current research interests include the evolution of human mating strategies, the 'gender equality paradox' and cultural evolutionary approaches to human behaviour. More information can be found on my research group website ( 


I was born in Manchester and educated at a state comprehensive school in the north-east of England, then attended the University of Cambridge for my undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. Following a postdoc position in Cambridge, I moved to the University of St Andrews.

Academic/Professional Qualification

PhD, University of Cambridge

BA Hons, Natural Sciences (Zoology), University of Cambridge

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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality


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