Dr Catherine Sheard

Dr Catherine Sheard
Dr Catherine Sheard
Dr Catherine Sheard

Interdisciplinary Fellow

Accepting PhDs



I am an evolutionary biologist who studies how innovations in behaviour shape trait distributions across broad swaths of space and time, particularly in birds and mammals. I frequently collaborate with linguists and anthropologists to translate methods developed in biology and palaeobiology to the study of human language/cultural evolution.

My Google Scholar page can be found here and more information about my research can be found here.


  • DPhil Zoology 
    2016 - University of Oxford 
  • BS Mathematics, Ecology & Evolutionary Biology 
    2012 - Yale University 

External Memberships

  • Associate Editor, Global Ecology and Biogeography
  • Deputy Chair, BES Macro SIG
  • Equality and Diversity Advisory Group Member, British Ecological Society
  • Diversity Committee Member, American Society of Naturalists

Research Areas

Accepting PhDs

I am currently accepting PhDs in Biological and Environmental Sciences.

Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.

Biological and Environmental Sciences

Accepting PhDs

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