Academic address

School of Biological and Marine SciencesA1F4-0FF4-4F67-AE2B-9DAC
The University of Plymouth
Plymouth, PL4 8AA Devon, UK


Ph.D. Biology – Carleton University, Canada (2010)
M.Sc. Zoology – University of Guelph, Canada (2006)
B.Sc. (Hons.) Marine & Freshwater Biology – University of Guelph, Canada (2003)

Professional Development & Training

Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (2019) UK Professional Standards Framework

Certificate in University Teaching (2014) Educational Development Centre, Carleton University

Academic Employment

Lecturer in Behavioural Ecology (2018- ) School of Biological and Marine Sciences, University of Plymouth, UK

Postdoctoral Researcher (2016 -2017) School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2015-2016) Center for Integrative Ecology, Deakin University, Victoria, Australia

Postdoctoral Researcher (2013 – 2015) Fish Ecology and Conservation Physiology Laboratory, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada

Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2011-2013) Fish biology and Ecology, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany

IGB Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2010-2011) Fish biology and Ecology, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin, Germany


Lecturer, University of Plymouth (2018-)


  • BIOL 014 Issues in Biology
  • BIOL 129/225 Professional Development in Biological Sciences 1/2
  • BIOL 132 Ecology and the Diversity of Life (Module Leader)
  • BIOL 135 Introduction to Conservation Biology
  • BIOL 215 Methods in Behaviour and Conservation
  • BIOL 213 Methods in Biological Sciences (Azores, field course)
  • BIOL 219 Ecology Field Course (Mexico)
  • BIOL 232 Comparative Zoology (Module Leader)
  • MBIO 224 Methods in Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology
  • BIOL 308 Applied Conservation Biology
  • MBIO 363 Fish and Fisheries
  • MBIO 317 Behavioural Ecology
  • MAR 533 Marine Conservation Project


  • BIOL 119 Introduction to Biology
  • BIOL 122 Behaviour and Ecology

Instructor/Lecturer, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada (2014-2015)

  • Advanced Animal Behaviour/Behavioural Ecology (BIOL 4802/ 5802)
  • Topics in Environmental Science: Aquatic Conservation (ENSC 4700)
  •  Topics in Environmental Science: Environmental Science and Evidence-Based Policy (ENSC 4700)

Guest Lecturer (2015-2017): Animal Behaviour (Deakin University & University of Sydney)

Conference Presentations

2017 Behaviour 2017. Estoril, Portugal
2015 Behaviour 2015. Cairns, Queensland, Australia
2015 The Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research. Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
2014 15th International Behavioral Ecology Congress. New York, USA
2013 Canadian Society for Zoologists Annual Meeting, Guelph, Ontario, Canada
2012 14th International Behavioral Ecology Congress. Lund, Sweden
2012 6th European Conference on Behavioural Biology. Essen, Germany
2011 Behaviour 2011 (Joint meeting of the Animal Behavior Society & the International Ethological Conference). Bloomington, Indiana, USA
2011 The Fisheries Society of the British Isles Annual International Conference. Bournemouth, England
2009 Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution. Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
2008 4th European Conference on Behavioural Biology. Dijon, France


Scientific Service

Associate Editor – Behaviour (2016 -)

Editorial Staff : Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences (2005)

External Referee for Scholarly Journals

Animal Behaviour; Behaviour; Behavioural Processes; Behavioural Ecology; Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology; Current Zoology; Environmental Biology of Fishes; Ethology; Functional Ecology; Journal of Animal Ecology; Journal of Evolutionary Biology; Journal of Insect Behavior; Oecologia; Oikos; PLOS ONE; Proceedings of the Royal Society B; Scientific Reports; Transactions of the American Fisheries Society; Trends in Ecology & Evolution; The Quarterly Review of Biology


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