Our main research interests

Evolution of cooperative breeding

  • Hannah Dugdale – Quantitative genetics of cooperative breeding behaviour

  • Sjouke Kingma – Costs of helping behaviour

  • Jildou van der Woude – Physiological consequences of different life-history strategies


  • Martijn Hammers – Causes of senescence in wild populations

  • Kat Bebbington – Telomeres as biomarkers of cost and quality

Personality and fitness

  • Hannah Edwards – Fitness consequences of personality

  • Consequences of diversity at immune loci

  • Danni Gilroy – Consequences of functional variation at immune loci

Genomics of translocated populations

  • Lewis Spurgin – Genomic approaches to conserving populations

Conservation biology

  • David Wright – Conservation Genetics: MHC Diversity

Read about our research findings.