Seirian Sumner

Seirian Sumner
Seirian Sumner
Reader, Behavioral Ecology, University College London

SEIRIAN SUMNER is a reader in behavioral ccology based in the UCL Centre for Biodiversity and Environmental Research (CBER), in UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment (GEE). 

She leads a research group of PhD students and postdocs in research on the evolution and ecology of sociality, mostly focused on behavioral innovations in social insects (wasps, bees, ants and more wasps). They combine welly boot behavioural ecology (mostly in tropical rainforests) with genomic analyses to gain a genes-eye view of social behavior, ecology and evolution.

Aside from research, she is the co-founder of Soapbox Science, an initiative that aims to simultaneously promote equality in science and bring science to the masses. 

Sumner was previously a senior lecturer at the University of Bristol.