I am a current MSc by Research student in the Sumner Lab at the University of Bristol. My research interests mainly involve the evolution of sociality in the bees, wasps and ants. Currently, I am using a phylogenomic approach to elucidate patterns of evolution within the paper wasps. Alongside this, I am also involved in an ongoing project which deals with the economic and ecological value of wasps.
Prior to my arrival in Bristol, I graduated with a BSc (Hons) in Biological Sciences from the University of East Anglia, Norwich. Whilst at UEA, I worked on the epigenetic mechanisms underlying sociality in bumble bees, kick-starting my enthusiasm in the social insects and prompting me to continue to study them further.