Lecturer in Biosciences, Swansea University

I use comparative approaches to investigate patterns of diversity in animals’ traits to understand their evolutionary history and ecological context. 

I began a lectureship at Swansea University in April 2016. Starting up an independent research group is an exciting time and I would love to hear from you if you are interested in postgraduate or postdoctoral opportunities in the lab.

Between 2014 and 2016 l worked at the University of Hull with Isabella Capellini on a NERC funded project to investigate how the life histories of vertebrates influence their success as invasive species.

Prior to this I was a a post-doc in James Higham’s lab at New York University investigating how the colourful face patterns of guenon primates were involved in the adaptive radiation of the tribe.

My PhD was supervised by Innes Cuthill and Nick Scott-Samuel at the University of Bristol. I conducted investigations of the beautiful patterning worn by many species of cat and snake, the countershaded coats of ruminants and the camouflage of moths. You can find out more about my research projects here.