Curriculum vitae

Present position

Lecturer, Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, The University of Manchester, UK

Previous positions

UKRI Innovation/Rutherford Fund Fellow (November 2017–August 2022)
Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health, The University of Manchester, UK

Research Associate (January 2016–November 2017), with Chris Knight
Faculty of Science and Engineering, The University of Manchester, UK

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant (May 2014–December 2015), with Craig MacLean
Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK

Visiting Researcher (April 2010–September 2010), with Arjan de Visser
Wageningen University and Research Centre, Netherlands


University of Oxford, UK
DPhil in Zoology (2010–2014), with Craig MacLean

University of Ottawa, Canada
MSc. Biology (2008-2011), with Rees Kassen
Honours BSc with Specialization in Biology & Minor in Statistics (2004-2008)


2020–present: Associate Editor, Evolutionary Applications


2019: European Researchers’ Night–You and Your Bacteria
2017, 2018, 2019: University of Manchester Community Festival
2016: I’m a Scientist–Get me out of Here! Antibiotics zone scientist.  See my profile here!

Honours and awards

Canadian Centennial Scholarship Fund (2013-2014)

Clarendon Scholarship (2010-2013)

Somerville Graduate Scholarship (2010-2013)

NSERC Postgraduate Scholarship-D3 (2010-2013)

NSERC Michael Smith Foreign Study Supplement (2010)

NSERC Canada Graduate Scholarship-M (2009-2010)

CSEE Honourable Mention in Student Talks (2009)

uOttawa Graduate Scholarship (2008-2009)

UBC Rising Stars of Research Invited Participant (2008)


Dean’s Honour List, Faculty of Science, University of Ottawa (2004-2008)

UTE-SEI Essay Scholarship (2004)