I’m an Impact Research Fellow in the department of Biological and Environmental Sciences at the University of Stirling. All of my research is part of the aim to answer one very broad question: how does natural selection create all the variation we see in nature?

The topics I am particularly interested in are why individuals vary in their immune responses to infections; how the unusual life-histories of humans evolved; and the causes and consequences of variation in senescence (ageing) rates. See the Research and Publications pages for more details.

My research uses large data sets collected from long-term studies of wild animals. These are all highly collaborative projects and I’m very lucky to benefit from the creativity and insight of the people I work with. Take a look at the Study systems and Collaborators pages to learn about the fantastic creatures I work with!

Hopefully my latest activities will be updated semi-regularly on the News and Ramblings page, which I’m balking at calling ‘a blog’. Although like many people I feel I could do more to communicate my research more widely, I’m finding this website to be the best way for me to keep track of my Outreach and Media work.

Please get in touch by email (adam[dot]hayward[at]stir[dot]ac[dot]uk) or through twitter (@adhayward18)