Alongside my research agenda, I am keen to promote good research practice, including interdisciplinarity, open science, and research and professional integrity. As a woman from a working class background, I’m also interested in promoting equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in research and academia.
With the aim of promoting interdisciplinarity in the evolutionary human sciences, I co-founded the European Human Behaviour and Evolution Association in 2008. EHBEA is a society which aims to encourage rigorous science, with strong theoretical foundations and integration across disciplines. EHBEA conferences are committed to presenting a broad, pluralistic and interdisciplinary perspective. I am now EHBEA’s ‘Equality, diversity & inclusion champion’.
I have also taken several other roles in academic societies and journals, through which I hope to further these aims: Honorary Secretary of the British Society for Population Studies and Board Member of the Centre for Ecology & Evolution; on the Editorial Boards of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, Series B, Advances in Life Course Research, Evolution & Human Behavior, Evolutionary Human Sciences, PeerJ; on the Board of Reviewing Editors for Science; on the Editorial Advisory Board of Human Nature.