I’m a molecular ecologists with a particular interest in developmental genetics and how the use of genomics can break new ground in bio-monitoring. I primarily work on invertebrates but have some experience with microbial communities as well.20161218_104938

I am a Research Fellow at the University of Otago working with both the Gemmell and Poulin labs. I have extensive collaborations within Aotearoa (researchers, industry, local/central goverment) and overseas. My current work focuses on: 1) understanding how parasites manipulate their insects hosts for their own advantage, and how the presence of conspecific parasites within a hosts changes these interactions; 2) the development of new genomic tools for biomonitoring.