I am an evolutionary biologist based at the University of Edinburgh within the Institute of Evolutionary Biology. My research investigates the evolutionary causes of senescence, especially those that involve social interactions among individuals. Most of my work combines demographic and quantitative genetic perspectives with the aim of understanding age-specific patterns of phenotypic selection and genetic architecture. This research includes components of theory development, secondary analyses of human and animal populations, and experimental and observational work involving a laboratory population of Nicrophorus vespilloides, a species of burying beetle with facultative parental care.
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