I am a PhD Researcher in Biological and Environmental Sciences. The focus of my research is the complexity and context specificity of fungal biopesticide resistance evolution. The project is supervised by Matt Tinsley, and funded via the NERC IAPETUS2 DTP with secondary supervision and genomics training delivered by Mike Ritchie's group at St Andrews.
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, taught myself 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.