Biography

My main research interests concern the evolution, ecology and conservation of marine and freshwater fishes. My research has a particular emphasis on using molecular methods to elucidate ecological and evolutionary processes including classical tools such as microsatellite markers and Sanger sequencing, coupled with next-generation sequencing. My evolutionary interests include polyploidy, speciation and mimicry particularly in Neotropical Corydoras catfishes. My more applied interests include fisheries induced evolution using the guppy as a model system, population structure and traceability of marine and freshwater fishes using SNP markers, predator/prey relationships using DNA based methods and conservation genetics of UK freshwater fishes.

Lab website: http://www.uea.ac.uk/~b141/index.html

Career

  • Senior Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, University of East Anglia (Jan 2013 - present)
  • Senior Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, Bangor University (Aug 2011 - Dec 2012)
  • Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, Bangor University (Sept 2010 - Aug 2011)
  • RC-UK Research Fellow in Fisheries Genetics and Conservation, Bangor University, Bangor (Sept 2005 -Sept 2010)
  • Group leader/Teaching Fellow, University of East Anglia (March 2004 - Sept 2005)
  • Postdoctoral researcher, University of East Anglia (Oct 2000 – March 2004)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Antwerp, Belgium (based at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels) (March 2000 - Oct 2000)
  • Postdoctoral research assistant, Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium (March 1999 – March 2000)
  • University of Aberdeen / Southampton - PhD research student investigating speciation mechanisms, sexual selection and taxonomy in African cichlid fishes (1993 - 1996)
  • University of Leeds, BSc (hons) Animal and Plant Biology – 2i (1990-1993)

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