Prof. Alex Alvergne has been an associate professor at the University of Oxford since 2013 and teaches courses in quantitative methods, evolutionary medicine and public health. She is also an associate editor for the open access journal Evolutionary Human Sciences and is the current chair of the Oxford Biological Anthropology Initiative. She trained in evolutionary biology and human ecology at Montpellier University (PhD in 2009) and then completed two post-doctoral researcher posts, one at University College London and one at University of Sheffield. She leads the Applied Evolutionary Anthropology Group and most of her work is in the field of human reproductive ecology and cultural evolution. Dr Alvergne conducts fieldwork in Senegal, Ethiopia, and India. One of her current research collaborations is with Clue, a period tracker app. Alex’s interests include evolutionary medicine and public health, applied evolutionary anthropology, human behavioural ecology, reproductive ecology, evolutionary epidemiology and cultural evolution.
Associate Professor in Biocultural Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, University of Oxford