Dr Sarah Myers is an evolutionary anthropologist based at the University of Bristol’s Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, an honorary research fellow at UCL Anthropology and an associate of the BirthRites group since 2020. She received her PhD from the University of Kent in 2016 and has since held lectureships in evolutionary anthropology at the University of Roehampton and University College London. Her research focuses on how social and cultural environments interact to influence reproductive decision making and mother-infant health. Her award-winning PhD research focused on bringing evolutionary insights into postnatal depression, and subsequent postdoctoral research on infant feeding in the UK recently culminated in a guest-edited edition of Phil Trans on ‘Multidisciplinary perspectives on social support and maternal-child health’. Her current research harnesses network approaches to understand how childcare support and information flows through maternal social networks in the UK and how cultural norms regarding female genital mutilation/cutting transmit among Arsi Oromo social networks in Ethiopia.