Emily Emmott

Dr. Emily Emott is a Human Behavioral Ecologist at University College London with research expertise in extended and institutional child rearing systems in developed populations and its implications for health and wellbeing. She is particularly interested in the role of wider social support and how this influences infant feeding behavior and  adolescent health-related behaviors. 

Humans evolved as “cooperative and communal breeders,” where children are raised collectively by many caregivers. In Emily’s research, she investigates the nature and consequences of such cooperative childrearing with an interdisciplinary approach that builds on a human behavioral ecological framework. She is a mixed method researcher with specialism in complex data analysis.

Emily has experience working in academia, charities, and the public sector, and is currently a lead lecturer and senior tutor at UCL Anthropology.

Recent Posts

March 13, 2023 in Anthropology, Health, Special Publication

Breastfeeding: An Evolutionary Anthropological Perspective

The Evolution Institute has partnered with Cambridge University Press to bring you an exciting new publication series: Cambridge Elements in Applied Evolutionary Science. The following text was written by Dr.…
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