Simon Chapman

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Areas of expertise
evolutionary biology; altruism; post-reproductive life; menopause; demography


I am a senior researcher in the INVEST Flagship (Department of Social Research), studying parental leave uptake effects on the life-course. Previously, I worked in the Department of Biology on the context-dependence of grandmother effects in pre-industrial Finland.


My current work focuses on life-course outcomes of couples based on their parental leave uptake and following parental leave reforms in Finland and Sweden (as part of the PREDLIFE project within INVEST). Additionally, I am working on further context-dependence in grandmothering, from evolutionary and demographic angles.


I have taught on the Human Evolution and Advanced Evolutionary Biology courses given by the Department of Biology, as well as teaching R for some courses.


Last updated on 2021-09-09 at 17:21