Personal profile


I am an evolutionary biologist currently working a postdoctoral researcher at the Earlham Institute. My work is focused on using compartive genomic techniques to study adaptive evolution, with a partiular focus on conserved non-coding regions. It is also my great pleasure to be able to maintain close links with UEA, where I teach vertebrate biodiversity, as well as postgratuate bioinformatics workshops. 

Previously my training as an entomolgist and interest in adaptive radiation led my research to focus on insects, the way they interact with each other, and with the environments in which they exist. I completed my PhD in Tracey Chapman’s lab at UEA, where I used the rapid generation times of fruit flies to study adaptation to altered dietary environments within an experimental evolution framework. This opportunity allowed me to answer questions about phenotypic manifestations of dietary adaptation, and to explore their genomic basis using transcriptomics.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of East Anglia


Master of Research, Imperial College London


Bachelor of Science, University of Sheffield


External positions

Postdoctoral Researcher, Earlham Institute

Sep 2017Sep 2023

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