After completing my BSc at Cardiff University I started as a technician at UCL first working with Drosophila and then looking at sexual selection in stalk-eyed flies. Following that, I worked in the Vascular Science department of the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College investigating markers of inflammation in vascular disease. Since 2010 I have been at the Max Planck Institute of Evolutionary Biology. Among other projects I have studied mating pheromone production in Saccharomyces yeast, and the amylase gene cluster in mice.
I am currently involved with building genetic tools for Pseudomonas fluorescens, and I am trying to develop a fitness assay for mats formed in static microcosms using flow cytometry.