I am an evolutionary biologist interested in social evolution and particularly in evolution of cooperation, both in nature and in humans.

Evolution of nitrogen-fixing symbioses in angiosperms.
Evolution of nitrogen-fixing symbioses in angiosperms (Werner et al. 2014, Nature Communications).

You can find more information about my research interests here, and more about my biography here.

Currently, I am working as a Senior Scientific Staff Member at the Netherlands Scientific Council for Government Policy, where I focus on providing scientific policy advice to the Dutch government.

Previously, I was a research associate with the Social Evolution group and Prof. Stuart West in the Oxford Department of Zoology (now the Department of Biology), a Junior Research Fellow at Balliol College Oxford and a Newton International Fellow in the Department of Zoology.