Education & Training


Ph.D Candidate, MVLS Doctoral Training Partnership – University of Glasgow, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine (2015-Present)

Project Title: “Biological clocks of birds and the environment

Supervisors: Barbara Helm, Francesco Baldini, Jane Robinson and Peter O’Shaughnessy

BSc. Zoology (Hons), First Class – Aberystwyth University, Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (2011-2014)

Honours Project: Effects of long-term urban noise exposure on song in a population of sedge warblers (2014)

Additional Project: Investigating shoaling partner preferences of Trinidadian guppies after defection during predator inspection (2013)

Training & Research Placements

The University of Zürich, Switzerland, Institute of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Visiting PhD student (2016)

Project: Cellular clocks: Developing a circadian assay for the measurement of daily rhythms in avian fibroblasts

The University of Glasgow, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, Elmer Lab, PhD student, Lab Rotation (2015)

Project: Comparative mapping of quantitative trait loci in salmonid fishes

Graduate Teaching Assistant

  • Cochno Farm Field Skills Day (2015/16)
  • Environmental Biology Practicals
  • Animal Diversity Practicals

Volunteer Placements

MNCN, Madrid, Spain, Behavioural Ecology and Endocrinology Group. Research Assistant, Spotless starling project (2015)

Vincent Wildlife Trust, Aberystwyth, UK, Field Volunteer for conservation project “People & Pine Martens in Wales” (2013)

Isle of Wight Zoo, UK, Animal Keeper Placement (2013)

Seaview Wildlife Encounter, Isle of Wight, UK. Volunteer Animal Keeper (2012)