I am a Lecturer (Quantitative Biology) in the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Queensland, Australia.

Before joining UQ, I was a Marie Curie fellow working with Jonathan Levine and Alex Hall at ETH Zurich (2018-2020), a postdoctoral fellow in Daniel Stouffer’s lab at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2017-2018), and a CEHG (Centre for Computational, Evolutionary and Human Genomics) postdoctoral fellow in Tad Fukami’s lab at Stanford University, USA (2015-2017). Prior to that I did a PhD (2011-2015) with David Keith in the Centre for Ecosystem Science at UNSW Australia; a Masters of Environmental Science and Law at the University of Sydney, Australia (2011); and a BSc (Hons) Ecology with Jeremy Midgley and Tony Verboom at the University of Cape Town, South Africa (2002-2005).

In the years I spent outside the sanctuary of academia from 2006-2010, I worked alternately as an ecological consultant (Surrey, UK), a scientific writer for Wildscreen’s ARKive project (Bristol, UK), a freelance science journalist (Sydney, Australia), and a cleaner at a ski resort (Alberta, Canada).