2018 Senior Lecturer, The University of Manchester
2011 Lecturer, The University of Manchester
2008 NERC Research Fellow, The University of Manchester
2005 Postdoctoral Research Associate, The University of Manchester
2004 Postdoctoral Research Assistant, University of Cambridge
2004 PhD, Trinity College, University of Cambridge
1999 MSc (Diplom-Biologe), University of Würzburg
1996-1997 Undergraduate studies in biology, University of Edinburgh
1993-1996 Undergraduate studies in economics, psychology, law and biology, Universities of Kassel, Munich and Stuttgart
Awards & Distinctions
2009-2014 DFG Emmy Noether Group Leader, LMU Munich (declined)
2009 World Health Summit, Berlin, invitation
2008-2011 NERC Research Fellowship
2005-2007 DFG Emmy Noether Research Fellowship
2002-2003 Senior Rouse Ball Scholarship, Trinity College
2018 External Assessor, University College Dublin, Ireland
2016-present NERC Panel C and IOF panel member
2012-present NERC Peer Review College
Internal Committees and appointments
2019-present Faculty Committee FBMH
2019-present Senior Postgraduate Tutor
2017-present Board of Governors
2018-present University Staffing Committee
2008-present General Assembly
2016-2019 School Lead for International Postgraduate Research
2012-2015 Board of Governors
2014-2015 University Staffing Committee
2011-2016 Postgraduate Tutor
Plenaries: 6 international plenaries
Seminars: 32 invited University seminars, 63 conference contributions
Media: research featured in numerous international media, e.g. Der Standard, Der Tagespiegel, Nature, Noorderlicht, Science, Westdeutsche Rundfunk, BBC News
2021-present BMC Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Associate Editor
2018-2021 BMC Evolutionary Biology, Associate Editor
2014-2018 BMC Genetics, Associate Editor
2010-2014 Frontiers in Genetics of Complex Traits, Review Editor
2012-present Director: The Portico Library, Manchester
2014-2020 Vice Chair: The Portico Trust Charity, Manchester
Ashbrook DG, Gini B, Hager R. 2016. Genetic variation in offspring indirectly influences the quality of maternal behaviour in mice. eLife, 10.7554/eLife.11814
Hager R, Lu L, Rosen GD, Williams RW. 2012. Genetic architecture supports mosaic brain evolution and independent brain-body regulation. Nature Communications, 3, 1079.
Nonacs P, Hager R. 2011. The past, present and future of reproductive skew theory and experiments. Biological Reviews, 86, 271-298.
Cheverud JM, Hager R, Roseman C, Fawcett G, Wang B, Wolf JB. 2008. Genomic imprinting effects on adult body composition in mice. PNAS, 105, 4253-4258.
Wolf JB, Cheverud JM, Roseman C, Hager R. 2008. Genome-wide analysis reveals a complex pattern of genomic imprinting in mice. PLoS Genetics, 4, e1000091.
Wolf JB, Hager R. 2006. A maternal-offspring coadaptation theory for the evolution of genomic imprinting. PLoS Biology, 4(12)
Hager R, Johnstone RA. 2003. The genetic basis of family conflict resolution in mice. Nature, 421, 533-535.
Roulin A, Hager R. 2003. Indiscriminate nursing in communal breeders: A role for genomic imprinting. Ecology Letters 6, 165-166
Book Hager R, Jones CB. 2009. Reproductive Skew. Cambridge UP.