I am a Lecturer in genetics and molecular epidemiology at the University of Queensland's School of Veterinary Science. My PhD research focused on describing the evolution and spread of bird malaria parasites. I have since broadened my interests to investigate large-scale patterns in the spread and exchange of a variety of parasites of human and animal health significance.
As an ecologist with expertise in genetics, bioinformatics, epidemiology and invasive species, my research intersects with a range of collaborators across a variety of disciplines. Currently I am leading projects to trace the spread of parasites between domestic pets and wildlife and to develop network models to understand how ecological communities are shaped over time and space.