I’m a comparative ecophysiologist. My research is located at the interface of the physiology, sensory ecology and behaviour of vertebrates. I’m a Reader in Animal Behaviour and Physiology at Royal Holloway, University of London. Currently I head up a group that comprises 6 PhD students (Dan, Jenny, Stephanie, Sam, Jack and Lucy), 2 MSc students (Rhianna and Miranda), a Research Assistant (Lara) and myself (PI). I also co-supervise PhD students Rosa Gleave and Baptiste Garde (Swansea). More about our group can be found under the ‘group’ tab.

The common theme of my work focuses on how animals adapt their behaviour and ecology to the challenges of their environment, within the constraints of their own physiological and anatomical limitations. Such questions are particularly important in the light of global environmental change and exploitation of natural resources, in the emerging field of conservation physiology.

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Further information can be found at:

Google Scholar Citations

Royal Holloway Staff Profile

School of Biological Sciences, Royal Holloway




School of Biological Sciences, Bourne Laboratories,
Royal Holloway, University of London,
Egham, Surrey, Tw20 0EX, UK








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