I am working towards completing a research PhD in BES, supervised by Matt Tinsley and funded via the NERC IAPETUS2 DTP. The focus of my research is fungal biopesticide resistance evolution in a major crop pest: Helicoverpa armigera (the cottonboll moth).
I completed my BSc in Biology with Honours in 2020 at the University of Stirling. During my undergrad, I became entranced by evolutionary theory. I focused my research project on using individual-based modelling to understand how strong the selection against the evolution of polyploidy in flowering plants really is.
Before my undergrad, I worked as a web developer and graphic designer in the North of England. I completed Art College in 2004, learnt to code, and set about trying to make the web a more beautiful and functional place. I'm maintaining these skills by developing educational and research focused apps that integrate with ecological and evolutionary models.