Post-doctoral Research Associate, University of Sheffield

I'm a Post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Sheffield with a broad interest in behavioural ecology. Most of my current research focusses on the reproductive biology and behaviour of birds, and I am particularly interested in applying my knowledge in this area to help conserve endangered species.


  • 2011–present
    Post-doctoral Research Associate, Sheffield
  • 2010–2011
    University Teacher, Sheffield


  • 2010 
    University of Sheffield, PhD
  • 2007 
    University of Sheffield, MBiolSci


  • 2012
    Causes of hatching failure in endangered birds., Biology Letters
  • 2012
    Inbreeding causes early death in a passerine bird., Nature Communications
  • 2011
    Internal incubation and early hatching in brood parasitic birds., Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B – Biological Sciences
  • 2008
    Unhatched eggs: methods for discriminating between infertility and early embryo mortality., Ibis
  • 2008
    Parthenogenesis in a passerine bird, the zebra finch., Ibis