ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2017 - present: Senior Lecturer
Department of Biosciences, Swansea University, Wales, UK
Endocrinology and Animal Behaviour

2017 - 2018: Maternity Leave

Full time Mum

2016 - 2017: Lecturer
Department of Biosciences, Swansea University, Wales, UK
Endocrinology and Animal Behaviour

 

2014-2016: DFG Research Fellow
Department of Biosciences, Swansea University, Wales, UK
Endocrine mechanisms underlying variation in animal personality

 

2013: Lecturer
Animal Behaviour and Primatology. University of Roehampton, London, UK

 

2013: Visiting Researcher
Department of Biosciences, Swansea University, Wales, UK

2011-2013: Postdoctoral Researcher
Courant Research Centre ‘Evolution of Social Behaviour’/Georg-August-University Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany


 

ADMINISTRATIVE ROLES & ACADEMIC SERVICES


2019 - present: Member, College of Science Research Committee (Research Culture Lead)

2018 - present: Member, Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB) Ethics Committee

2018 - present: Ethics Reviewer, Animal Behaviour

2017 - present: Co-founder & Co-Director, Swansea University-University of Cape Town Collaborative PhD programme

2017 - present: Deputy Programme Director, MRes Biosciences, Swansea University 

2016 - present: Postgraduate Research Degrees Admissions Tutor (Biosciences), Swansea University

2016 - present: Member, Biosciences Ethics Committee (Representative for Research), Swansea University

 

 

EDUCATION

2007-2011: PhD Student
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Georg-August-University Göttingen, and German Primate Center, Göttingen, Germany. Thesis: ‘The socioendocrinology of female reproductive strategies in wild Assamese macaques (Macaca assamensis)’

2006: Research Assistant (hormone lab work)
Endocrinology laboratory of the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

 

1998-2006: Biology Studies (Zoology and Ecology)
University of Vienna, Austria. Thesis: ‘Behaviour and endocrinology of free-living, maturing, male gibbons (Hylobates lar)' in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig


 

MEMBERSHIPS

- Member of the International Society of Wildlife Endocrinology (ISWE), current
- Member of the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB), current 
- Member of the Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI), current

- Member of the Society for Endocrinology (SfE), 2014-18