BAS Honorary Fellow
I am interested in using both zoological and palaeontological materials and techniques to understand the evolutionary biology in the marine realm. Have graduated in Earth Sciences from the University of Cambridge, my PhD (based at the Open University in Milton Keynes) explored cementing bivalves (such as oysters). Returning to Cambridge, where I am now employed by Caius College and am an affiliated lecturer in Earth Sciences, my research has radiated across the Bivalvia, into other molluscs and also the brachiopods. My particular interests are in shell mineralogy and microstructure, exploring the impact of predation pressure on evolution and unravelling the relationships between different taxa. These interests have led to long term and fruitful on-going collaborations with various colleagues at the British Antarctic Survey (most notably Alistair Crame, Melody Clark, Lloyd Peck ad Vicky Peck).