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Postdoctoral Fellow in Biosecurity, Murdoch University

I am an entomologist, evolutionary biologist, behavioural ecologist, and biosecurity researcher. I completed my PhD at the University of Western Australia in 2019, where I worked on the social evolution of sexual conflict with Prof Leigh Simmons and Prof Joseph Tomkins. Subsequently, I spent a year at the University of Exeter investigating the interplay between kin groups and alternative reproductive tactics with Prof David Hosken, Prof Nina Wedell, and Prof Joseph Tomkins. In 2021, I was fortunate enough to secure a Forrest Fellowship at UWA and CSIRO, where I collaborated with Prof Raphael Didham and Dr Bruce Webber to conduct groundbreaking new research on the ecology of warfare between native and invasive ants.

At the time of writing, I am a Postdoctoral Fellow in Biosecurity at Murdoch University's Harry Butler Institute, where I am investigating the risk of hitchhiker pests in the global shipping pathways, along with Prof Melissa Thomas and Prof Simon McKirdy.

I am generally interested in the effects of behaviour on species ecology, particularly in insects, and am keen to expand on my previous work on the ecology and dynamics of non-human warfare.


  • 2022–2024
    Postdoctoral Fellow in Biosecurity, Murdoch University
  • 2021–2022
    Forrest Prospect Fellow, UWA and CSIRO
  • 2020–2021
    Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Exeter