HELENA CRONIN launched and runs Darwin@LSE. She is a Co-Director of LSE's Centre for Philosophy of Natural and Social Science. She is the author of the best selling book, The Ant and the Peacock: Altruism and Sexual Selection from Darwin to Today, which was chosen as one of the New York Times' nine best books of the year for 1992, and co-editor of Darwinism Today, a series of short books by leading figures in the field of evolutionary theory. Each title is an authoritative pocket introduction to the Darwinian ideas that are setting today's intellectual agenda.
Her research interests include an evolutionary understanding of sex differences; methodological problems of evolutionary theory, particularly in its application to our own species; and how Darwinian theory can inform policy.