About me

I am an evolutionary ecologist with interests in social evolution, population genetics, host-parasite interactions, and plant-insect interactions.

Currently, I work as a Research Assistant in the Wells group at the John Innes Centre, on a project investigating crop-pest interactions between the Cabbage Stem Flea Beetle (Psylliodes chrysocephala) and various Brassica species, with a particular focus on oilseed rape.

Previously, I completed my PhD in the Bourke group at the University of East Anglia. My PhD research focused on the molecular and behavioural mechanisms underlying social evolution in bumblebees, using the Tree Bumblebee - a recent UK colonist - as a study system.