NERC Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Sheffield

NERC-funded Post-doctoral Research Associate. My principal research interest is in conflict resolution: How do animals decide whether to cooperate or to defect towards their social partners? I address this question using field-based observations and experiments testing specific evolutionary hypotheses.

I am currently based at the University of Sheffield, working with Ben Hatchwell on the question how sociable weavers, Philetairus socius, avert the tragedy of the commons.


  • 2014–present
    Researcher Co-Investigator, University of Sheffield
  • 2010–2014
    Post-doctoral Research Assistant, University of Sheffield
  • 2009–2010
    Post-doctoral Research Officer, University of Bath
  • 2009–2009
    Post-doctoral Research Officer, University of Szeged


  • 2009 
    University of Bath, PhD
  • 2005 
    University of Groningen, MSc