Lecturer in Parasitology and Evolutionary Biology, University of New England

I am a lecturer at University of New England in Armidale who does research on various aspects of parasitism / symbiosis, evolutionary ecology, and disease ecology. The general themes of my research and publications includes:

-The evolutionary ecology of parasites
- How parasites interact with their hosts
- Parasite life cycles and life history characteristics and their evolutionary significance
- The large-scale ecology (macroecology) of disease and parasitism
- Interactions between different parasites within the same hosts

Apart from my own research program, I am interested in most aspects of life sciences in general and write a blog about newly published research on parasites (http://dailyparasite.blogspot.com/). I also regularly appear on the ABC Radio New England North West for a segment call "Creepy but Curious" where I talk about various overlooked organisms (not just parasites!).

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in parasitology, University of New England

Education

  • 2008 
    University of Otago, PhD

Research Areas

  • Zoology (0608)
  • Evolutionary Biology (0603)
  • Host Parasite Interactions (060307)
  • Invertebrate Biology (060808)
  • Zoology Not Elsewhere Classified (060899)