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5R3A6560 (1)I am an evolutionary biologist, and PhD candidate at The University of Melbourne and Museums Victoria. My research seeks to answer evolutionary and ecological questions, using approaches in phylogenomics, phylogeography, population genomics and statistical molecular evolution. I am fascinated by questions and approaches which attempt to reconstruct the evolutionary past of species, and the environments in which they live. I am also interested in thinking about ways that genomic, ecological and morphological data can be linked in a comparative framework to understand evolutionary pattern and process.

My PhD focuses on the rapid radiation of murine rodents in Australia, New Guinea and across the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Check out my research page for more details about my PhD projects.

I have current research projects and collaborations examining phylogeography, population genomics and macro-evolutionary patterns in reptiles and mammals, especially native Australian species. Broadly, my research interests are not taxon-specific and I have previously, and continue to, ask questions of a diverse array of organisms (including stingrays, butterflies, stick insects and Drosophila).