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Research interests

My PhD research revolves around understanding the diversification of Waterbirds. Using a suite of different morphometric, genetic and modelling techniques, I hope to better understand drivers and modes of macroevolution in waterbirds and investigate ecological adaptions in the context of a rapidly changing environment. My background is in Palaeontology & Evolutionary Biology and I’ve worked on diverse taxonomic groups from Pterosaurs to Antelope and now to Birds. An ongoing thread between all my research projects has been understanding the evolution of morphological disparity and the connection to biotic and abiotic factors such as competition and environmental change.

My research is supported by the Evolution Education Trust.

Other responsibilities

I regularly collaborate with the regional NHS Modelling and Analytics team on simulation and big data projects, more recently assisting with work based on COVID-19 and strategies implemented across the regional healthcare system.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Earth Science, Master of Earth Science, University of Oxford

Award Date: 6 Jul 2015

Keywords

  • Macroevolution
  • Morphometrics
  • Seabirds
  • Macroecology

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