My academic focus is the behavioural ecology of reproduction, and sexually antagonistic coevolution. In particular, I am interested in frameworks that consider the role of females as active agents with their own evolutionary interests, as opposed to passive objects for which males compete. My DPhil research project will investigate postcopulatory sperm choice by female fowl, Gallus gallus.
In addition to my own research, I am very involved in science communication. As a writer and editor I have contributed to many publications, including two terms as magazine editor for The Oxford Scientist and a year as science editor for Bluestocking. I have also worked as a science tutor, and as an outreach volunteer for Oxford Hands on Science.
BA Biological Sciences, Oxford University (Pembroke College), 2016
MSc Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology, Oxford University (Harris Manchester College), 2017
2015: BA research project on the effects of diet on territorial behaviour in the fruitfly Drosophila melanogaster, supervised by Dr Stuart Wigby
2017: MSc research project on the behavioural ecology of human reproduction, supervised by Dr Susana Carvalho
2018-2021: DPhil research project on sexual selection in fowl, in the group of Prof Tommaso Pizzari