I’m a biologist interested in the functions and evolution of group living in animals. I investigate how groups are organised, how animals interact and acquire information from one another, and how individual behaviour affects and is affected by that of the group. For the most part I use shoaling fishes and crustaceans as study systems for understanding more general aspects of social behaviour.
After completing my PhD at the University of Leicester in 2007 I moved to the University of St Andrews, where I joined the Laland Lab as a post-doc. Still in St Andrews, I’m now a lecturer in behavioural and evolutionary biology.