My research focuses on understanding how wild animals (primarily birds) cope with environmental change, as well as the cost:benefit aspect of life history trade-offs. I am particularly interested in steroid hormones, reproductive fitness and behaviour, and aim to integrate this information with captive breeding programmes to develop and protect self-sustaining wild populations.
I am currently a Research Fellow at the University of St Andrews, where I am working on creating soundscapes to reduce stress in captive animals in the Mechanisms of Behaviour lab. I carried out my PhD with the Robert Lab at La Trobe University in Australia, and then a 2 year postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Georgia (USA) in the Navara Lab. I then held a lecturing position at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge (UK: 2017/18) prior to moving to the University of St Andrews. For more information on my research, please see the Projects page.