I am a senior lecturer in Biology at the University of Birmingham. My research career started with roots in Wales and currently focuses on aphids in Birmingham with stops in the USA, New Zealand and Europe in between. My teaching spans field ecology through to plant functional genomics.
As a card-carrying Darwinist I am involved in teaching evolution at all levels from primary school to the U3A. As an admissions tutor I am concerned about the opening fault line at the secondary tertiary boundary. Increasingly obsessed with skills, I have developed resources to help teachers and learners at all levels. My favourite thing is phloem and I badger the public about it (and Darwin) at every opportunity.