I am a data scientist and research associate at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science at Harvard University. I received my Ph.D. in Physical Anthropology from New York University and my M.Sc. in Biological Anthropology and B.A. in Anthropology and Archaeology from the University of Durham (UK).


I conduct research on a variety of topics in Evolutionary Biology, but I am primarily interested in the phylogenetic history of fossil apes and humans, and developing new statistical methods for inferring this history. For this research I have received funding from the National Science Foundation, The Leakey Foundation, the American Philosophical Society, and the Linnean Society of London.


During 6 years at Harvard I have consulted on over 1000 different research projects, mentoring over 600 individual researchers, across over 35 different Harvard departments and schools, as well as MIT.


I have developed and taught several courses in evolutionary biology at New York University and the University of Durham (UK). These included: Human Evolutionary Biology, Primate Functional Anatomy and Locomotion, and Phylogenetic Methods. At Harvard, I also occasionally teach statistical software workshops in R and SAS.