Senior Lecturer in Evolutionary Ecology studying host-parasite systems.
I am currently recruiting PhD studentship candidates. I have a project on the effects of parasite coinfection on virulence advertised through the NERC IAPETUS2 DTP See here: https://www.iapetus2.ac.uk/studentships/how-does-co-infection-influence-parasite-virulence/.
I will also support candidates to apply through other funding streams such as Commonwealth Scholarships, Carnegie Trust etc.
PhD - University of Cambridge (2003)
BA - University of Cambridge (1999)
My research focuses predominantly on host-parasite evolutionary ecology, it spans controlled laboratory systems, through to natural field ecology. Most of my work studies insects, but I also investigate other invertebrates , as well as amphibians. The majority of the work in our lab group currently centres on the immunological and evolutionary interactions between fungal pathogens and insect hosts. The fungal pathogens we focus on are used as biopesticides in environmentally sustainable crop protection, whilst most of our insect work is now focussed on agricultural pests.