Hello! I’m a behavioural ecologist interested in different forms of animal conflict. I’ve previously worked on sexual conflict and sperm competition and am currently fascinated by dyadic contest behaviour and more specifically the use of weapons during fights.
I’m currently a post-doctoral research fellow working with Professor Mark Briffa at Plymouth University in lovely Devon exploring the role of skill in animal contests. We use hermit crab fights over empty gastropod shells to investigate this topic.