I carry out research on entomology, ecology and citizen science and I’m a regular broadcaster and author of popular science articles. I present documentaries for BBC Radio 4, BBC4 and BBC2, as well as the weekly BBC radio programme Science in Action. I’m involved with large-scale citizen science projects including the Flying Ant and Starling Murmuration surveys with the Royal Society of Biology.
Royal Society of Biology Science Communicator of the Year 2010
National Teaching Fellowship 2010
Student Union Outstanding Lecturer 2012
Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society
Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
Royal Entomological Society (Fellow)
Royal Society of Biology (Fellow)
Higher Education Academy (Fellow)
Teaching includes animal behaviour, behavioural ecology, evolution, statistics, mathematical modelling, citizen science, science communication, African savannah ecology and field skills.
Current research includes: thermal biology of leafcutting ants; flying ant emergences; starling murmurations; citizen science; savannah grassland management; anti-poaching.
I am regular broadcaster, presenting documentaries on BBC Radio 4, BBC World Service and BBC TV. I frequently appear in the national press and media talking about science in general and biology in particular.
Anything biological and anything scientific including citizen science, insects, conservation and science/society/policy.
Associate Editor of Ecological Entomology
Editor of The Biologist
Editor of Antenna
Editor of InStar Magazine for children
Member of Association of the Study for Animal Behaviour Education Committee
Royal Entomological Society Outreach committee
Patron of the charity Bees Abroad
University of Brighton Ecology Masters programme; University of Sheffield Science Communication Masters programme