Postdoctoral Research Associate, UNSW

My research uses cooperative breeding systems to investigate key questions in the evolution of cooperation, sociality and life-history strategies.

To address these questions I am using a combination of experimental fieldwork and long-term monitoring of a wild population of chestnut-crowned babblers (Pomatostomus ruficeps), a cooperatively breeding bird endemic to Australia, at the UNSW Arid Zone Research Station.


  • 2011–present
    Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of New South Wales Arid Zone Research Station


  • 2011 
    University of Cambridge, UK, PhD Zoology

Research Areas

  • Behavioural Ecology (060201)
  • Animal Behaviour (060801)
  • Evolutionary Biology (0603)