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Senior Lecturer in Evolutionary Biology, Cardiff University

I am an evolutionary biologist working at the interface of genomics, molecular ecology and conservation biology.

I am part of the Cardiff University Otter Project (@Otter_Project on Twitter), where we study otters in the UK and beyond. We are using a diversity of scientific approaches, for example studying their exposure to environmental contaminants, antimicrobial resistance and their population structuring.

I also work on a range of projects on seabirds, part of a wonderful group of storm petrel biologists (@CUStormies on Twitter).

Much of my work has to do with organisms living water, and hence our Cardfiff University Water Research Institute provides great opportunities for interactions.

I serve as Reviews/Associate Editor for the journal 'Heredity' and as Associate Editor for 'Animal Conservation'. Please feel free to get in touch if you're interested in submitting to these journals.

During 2016-2020, I served on a time-limited post as Committee Member on the board of the 'Genetics Society UK', representing Population and Evolutionary Genetics.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Evolutionary Biology, Cardiff University
  • 2022–present
    Senior lecturer, Cardiff University

Professional Memberships

  • Genetics Society UK
  • European Society of Evolutionary Biology
  • Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE)