I am an evolutionary biologist based in Dr. Alastair Wilson‘s group at the University of Exeter’s Penryn campus, where my postdoctoral work focuses on the evolutionary genetics of the stress response (using the guppy, Poecilia reticulata, as a model system).
My PhD research was supervised by Dr. Luc Bussière at the University of Stirling and was completed in 2014. Dr. Bussière’s lab studies sexual selection and life history allocation; I used the decorated cricket (Gryllodes sigillatus) to investigate how individuals allocate limited resources to competing life history traits, with a particular focus on the ‘strategies’ males use when they express a flexible and sexually selected behavioural display trait repeatedly across their lifetime.
Along with Dr. Bussière, I teach a 5-day statistics workshop called ‘Advancing in R‘, taking place every 6 months at the SCENE field station in Loch Lomond, Scotland. Please take a look at my other pages on this website – I am also a photographer, blogger, and a co-host of the ‘Breaking Bio’ podcast.