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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Evolutionary Ecology, Griffith University

I am an Evolutionary Ecologist. I love trying to understand how and why animals compete and cooperate, and how these kinds of interactions have shaped life on Earth.

I try and work on animals that behave in ways that might not make much sense, at least at first glance. This means I go where the questions take me, which has led to me working across African and Australian woodlands, Chinese jungles and on coral reefs throughout the Caribbean and Indo-Pacific.

At the moment, a lot of my work is looking into whether some of the strange things that animals do can help us understand some of our own strange behaviours. I am also looking at how climate change is affecting how animals behave, and what that might mean for the health of ecosystems.

A lot of my career has been spent travelling around the world, which has been wonderful as I have a lot of brilliant collaborators. At the moment I spend my time split between Griffith University in Australia, the University of Cambridge in England and the Max Planck Institute of Ornithology in Germany.


  • 2019–present
    Griffith University Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Griffith University
  • 2015–2019
    University of Queensland Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Queensland
  • 2018–2018
    Winston Churchill Memorial Trust Research Fellow, Cornell University
  • 2015–2016
    Fulbright Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2015–2015
    Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Cambridge