Postdoctoral Associate in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Melbourne

I completed my Bachelors degree in 2011 at the University of Sydney, before beginning a PhD in 2012. My work focuses on the evolution of complex structures in vertebrates with particular focus on the placenta. The placenta is particularly interesting because it has evolved multiple times independently across vertebrates including in mammals (like ourselves) and reptiles (such as the blue tongue lizard). These independent origins provide a fascinating opportunity to examine the processes involved in the evolution of new organs.


  • 2018–present
    Postdoctoral fellow, University of Melbourne
  • 2015–2018
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Yale University


  • 2015 
    University of Sydney, Doctorate of Philosophy
  • 2011 
    University of Sydney, Bachelor of Science (Honours)