I am a Lecturer in Animal Behaviour in the Ecology & Environment Research Centre at Manchester Metropolitan University. My main research interests are in the evolutionary causes and consequences of variation in — and covariation among — flexible traits.
My postdoctoral research has taken in individual and genetic variation in cooperative behaviour in Damaraland mole-rats and Kalahari meerkats with Tim Clutton-Brock’s Large Animal Research Group at the University of Cambridge, stress-related behaviour in Trinidadian guppies with Alastair Wilson at the University of Exeter, plus lots of exciting collaborations on a range of species. My PhD focused on age-related variation in sexual signalling in crickets, with Luc Bussière at the University of Stirling.
I am very interested in statistical analysis of animal behaviour, and alongside Luc I developed and taught a 5-day PR Statistics course, ‘Advancing in statistical modelling using R’. I provide various materials on advanced methods for the analysis of individual differences in flexible traits on my tutorials page.