I have written a number of articles surrounding my research topic and also as part of the University of Glasgow’s postgraduate research blog team, writing and editing posts on a range of topics aimed at PhD students at the university. I would also like to sink my teeth into general science writing in the near future!


Gaining Perspectives at the International Ornithological Congress 2018 – British Ornithologists’ Union Blog, September 2018

Curiosity Live at the Glasgow Science Centre – UofG PGR Blog, July 2018

Wildlife in and around Glasgow – UofG PGR Blog, June 2018

Pint of Science Glasgow – UofG PGR Blog, June 2018

Are you a Perfectionist? – UofG PGR Blog, April 2018

Tweeting for Academics – UofG PGR Blog, April 2018

Struggling to Sleep? – UofG PGR Blog, March 2018

Feeling Stressed? Top tips for feeling less overwhelmed this winter – UofG PGR Blog, December 2017

How do Birds Tell the Time? – The Countryman Magazine, 2017

Why Malaria Parasites Keep Track of Time – the GIST Magazine, May 2017

The Early Bird Catches the Worm – New Nature Online, January 2017

How is Life in the City Affecting our Birds? – Activisionary Online, 2015

Specialist Editing

The Curious Incidence of the Cicadas in the Springtime – The GIST Magazine, April 2018



Helm, B & Womack, R (in press). Timing matters: allochronic contributions to population divergence, In Bird Species: How They Arise, Modify and Vanish, Springer International.

Jacobs, A., Womack, R., Chen, M., Elmer, K., Gharbi, K., (2017), Significant Synteny and Colocalization of Ecologically Relevant Quantitative Trait Loci Within and Across Species of Salmonid Fishes, Genetics, 207(2), 741-754. https://doi.org/10.1534/genetics.117.300093


The recent hashtag #ReviewforScience, where hundreds of scientists on Twitter shared their uses for everyday items in their research, was coined by Dani Rabaiotti after my tweet about a tea strainer review went viral. The response to the hashtag was subsequently covered by the Washington Post, BBC Radio Four, Science Magazine and Teen Vogue, among others!