Research Fellow, University of Otago

My research centres on understanding the patterns of genetic variation seen in human populations. What variation is there? How did this variation arise and when? How might this variation contribute to health? Why do contemporary Pacific populations have a disproportionately high prevalence of metabolic disease (e.g. gout), and how might ancient and modern DNA help us to understand the evolutionary processes underlying this?

Experience

  • –present
    Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Otago