Senior Researcher

University of Turku


I am an evolutionary demographer/biologist at the University of Turku in the INVEST Flagship and PREDLIFE project. My current research focuses on the impacts of parental leave on the life course, how policy changes in this area have affected life course trajectories, and the demographics of those taking paternity leave. I have a broad interest in cooperation and conflict within families, particularly the role of altruism in the evolution of life histories.

  • Parental Leave
  • Life History Evolution
  • Post-Reproductive Life
  • Conflict & Cooperation
  • PhD in Evolutionary Biology, 2016-2020

    University of Turku

  • MBiolSci in Zoology, 2011-2015

    University of Sheffield


Complex Loops
Data Manipulation
High-Quality Plots

inc. mixed models

Survival Analysis
Cross-Sectional Data
Longitudinal Data


Freelance lecturer
Finnish Health Institute (THL)
Sep 2021 – Oct 2021 Turku
Senior Researcher
University of Turku, INVEST
Jan 2021 – Present Turku, Finland
Post-Doctoral Researcher
University of Turku
Oct 2020 – Dec 2020 Turku, Finland
PhD Student
University of Turku
Aug 2016 – Sep 2020 Turku, Finland
Research Assistant
University of Sheffield
Jun 2015 – Jul 2015 Sheffield, UK
Master’s Student
University of Sheffield
Sep 2011 – Jun 2015 Sheffield, UK
Research Assistant
University of Sheffield
Jun 2014 – Jul 2014 Sheffield, UK

Recent Posts

Conference and invited presentations
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Recent Publications

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(2022). Support for populist candidates predicted by declining social capital and an increase in suicides. SN Social Sciences, 2.

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(2021). Offspring fertility and grandchild survival enhanced by maternal grandmothers in a pre-industrial human society. Scientific Reports, 14.

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(2020). Child Volunteers in a Women's Paramilitary Organization in World War II have Accelerated Reproductive Schedules. Nature Communications, 11.

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