Lecturer (Environment and Sustainability), University of Southern Queensland

I am an ecologist and lecturer at the University of Southern Queensland. I investigate the ecology of soil-plant-insect interactions. I have a particular interest in understanding arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, and plant-environment interactions.

I obtained my PhD from the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment at Western Sydney University where I studied the impacts of silicon and mycorrhizal fungi on plant-insect interactions belowground.

Prior to this I completed my BSc (Honours) at the University of St Andrews in Scotland where I studied how silicon enhances barley resistance to insect herbivores.

I am currently an Editor for Austral Ecology and Pedobiologia.


  • 2017–present
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Charles Sturt University


  • 2017 
    Western Sydney University, PhD
  • 2012 
    University of St Andrews, BSc (Honours)

Professional Memberships

  • British Ecological Society
  • Ecological Society of Australia
  • Royal Entomological Society