Professor of Evolutionary Ecology & Conservation, Royal Holloway

I did my PhD on ants with Deborah Gordon, and a post-doc on bumblebee parasites with Paul Schmid-Hempel. Since 2002 I've led my own lab, first at Trinity College Dublin, and now at RHUL - and I'm still having fun!

Research in my group has three main strands, all of which are linked by the study system. We are interested in (i) the evolutionary ecology of host-parasite interactions, (ii) the conservation biology of insects, and (iii) the general biology of social insects.

Experience

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    Professor of Evolutionary Ecology & Conservation, Royal Holloway