Combining evolutionary ecology experimentation and molecular techniques to investigate mechanisms underpinning Black-grass resistance to herbicides, currently part of the BBSRC-HGCA Black-grass Resistance Initiative
Member of Newcastle University's Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team
PhD, evolutionary ecology, University of Manchester, 2007.
BSc (Hons), biological sciences (with industrial experience), Salford University, 2003.
Teaching assistant, Northumbria University (2008). Led a third year module in foresic botany, and taught on a MSc module in writing grant applications
Postdoctoral research associate, University of Manchester (2007). Ecological genetics of epiphytic bromeliad - tree associations in the tropical rainforests of Belize and Ecuador.
Member of the editorial board for Agronomy - a multidisciplinary and open access journal.
Reviewer for many subject related journals (e.g. The American Naturalist, Evolutionary Ecology, Ecology and Evolution, Journal of Proteomics).
Reviewer for Research Council research proposals (BBSRC).
Society of Biology (MSB)
The Genetics Society
As a research fellow, I conduct research in plant molecular biology to identify plant genes that perform a key role in defense induced by environmental stresses and elicitors (e.g. rhizobacteria, pests, herbicides).
My research utilises quantitative genetics and molecular biology (proteomic profiling, QTL mapping) and modelling to identify genes involved in defense/tolerance mechanisms
Co-I (50%): "Modelling proteomics data for investigating plant response to environmental stress". Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) Discipline Hopping Scheme, 2013. Collaborator: Prof. Stephen Rushton
Co-I: Small Ecological Project Grant (SEPG), British Ecological Society, 2006.
Mr Leonidas Rempelos (PhD thesis: Effects of agronomic practices on yield, quality and protein expression patterns in multiple potato varieties).