I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of East Anglia in 2006 with first class honours in Ecology. After graduating, I worked for 3 ½ years as a research assistant at the Edward Grey Institute of Ornithology, Oxford University. Here, I was involved in a large-scale research project examining the social evolution of an intensively-monitored population of wild birds.
I am a member of the Difficult Bird Research Group at ANU. I have broad interests in ecology, evolution and conservation, with a focus on birds. I am interested in how mobile species exploit food resources that vary in space and time, and how they are affected by extensive and ongoing environmental change. For my PhD, I studied the ecology and conservation of the critically endangered regent honeyeater. The regent honeyeater population has declined as a result of extensive habitat loss throughout its range, but much more drastically than other species. I identified factors that explain this disproportionate decline, in order to assist the conservation of the regent honeyeater and other woodland birds.