UCL Anthropology

Dr Megan Arnot

Dr Megan Arnot

Associate Lecturer (Teaching) in Evolutionary Anthropology

Dept of Anthropology

Faculty of S&HS

Joined UCL
29th Sep 2017

Research summary

I am a human behavioural ecologist, with a particular interest in behaviours and traits that result in non-optimal fertility. My work so far has focussed on the menopause and post-reproductive lifespan in humans, and trying to understand whether the variation we see in symptoms, timing, and post-menopausal behaviour can be explained by an evolutionary framework. Broadly, I am interested in fertility, the application of life history theory to humans, and the impact of sex ratios on human behaviour. 

Teaching summary

I currently teach on the following courses: 

  • ANTH0044 Human Behavioural Ecology
  • ANTH0038 Evolution and Human Behaviour
  • ANTH0114 Research Methods in Evolutionary Anthropology
  • ANTH0007 Methods and Techniques in Biological Anthropology 
  • ANTH0015 Being Human 

I have previously taught on ANTH0008/9/10 Introduction to Biological Anthropology.


University College London
Doctorate, Biological Anthropology |
University College London
Masters, Human Sciences and Evolution |


I am a Lecturer (Teaching) in Evolutionary Anthropology at UCL. I completed a PhD in Biological Anthropology at UCL in 2021, having previously completed an MSci in Human Sciences and Evolution also at UCL.