I am a Senior Lecturer in Comparative Physiology and Behaviour at Manchester Metropolitan University. My research interests are in the fields of Animal Behaviour and Sensorimotor Systems, focussing on how animals move and sense. In particular I research the behaviour and physiology of whisker touch sensing and locomotion. As a comparative Biologist I work closely with academic institutions, museum collections and zoos in the UK and worldwide, in order to ask questions across a wide range of species.
I explore how animals move and sense. Specific projects I am involved in are:
- Comparative anatomy of sensory systems, especially the whiskers
- Whisker sensing and motion in mammals
- The evolution of the sense of touch in animals
- Tracking movements to measure animal health