Emma Cunningham

Professor in Ecology and Disease


Emma Cunningham is a behavioural ecologist with a research interests in disease ecology and reproductive ecology. After a degree in Zoology at the University of Glasgow and a PhD at the University of Sheffield, she was a Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Fellow in the Department of Zoology at the University of Cambridge. After a year as a Research Associate at the University of California, Santa Barbara she then returned to the UK to take up a Royal Society University Research Fellowship at the University of Edinburgh. She is now a Professor of Ecology and Disease based in the Institute of Ecology and Evolution in the School of Biology. She is Deputy Director of the E4 Doctoral Training Programme and Director of the Centre for Adapting to Changing Environments (ACE)

Research summary

The ecology and behaviour of animal populations.

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Key research areas: Ecology, Evolution, Reproduction, Maternal effects, Early life, Parasitism, Wildlife Disease

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