I’m an evolutionary biologist, and Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Moritz Group at the Australian National University. My research seeks to answer evolutionary and ecological questions, using approaches in phylogenomics, population and conservation genomics, biogeography and statistical molecular evolution. I’m fascinated by questions about the evolutionary and demographic history of species, and the environments in which they live. I’m especially passionate about the use of museum collections as a resource for understanding past genetic diversity, population decline and extinction, and translating this to inform ongoing conservation management of threatened and declining species.
My work focuses on the spectacular diversity of Australian mammals and reptiles. This has especially included native rodents, and more recently marsupials and geckos. More details on current research projects can be found here.
I’m available to supervise Honours, Masters or PhD students – student projects are listed here. I also welcome students who have their own project ideas. Please get in touch.