I have been privileged over my career to work with some extra-ordinarily talented individuals. These have been with me as post-graduate students and post doctoral researchers

Ex-postdoctoral researchers:

Kate Buchanan - now at Deakin University (

Kirsty Park - now at University of Stirling (

Aldo Poiani - now at Monash University

Jakob Bro-Jørgensen - now at Liverpool University (

Sean Rands - now at Bristol University (

Aristides Moustakas - (

Ex-postgraduate students:

Li Nana Male sexually selected traits of the barn swallows Hirundo rustica gutturalis in China CSC graduated 2018

Liu Yu Sexual selection strategy of Northeastern Chinese Barn Swallows CSC graduated 2017

Gregory Harrison-Carey Climate change effects on UK woodlands: can species interactions mitigate the impacts of increased drought? QMUL, graduated 2016

Laura Richardson Sustainability of the Cornish Lobster Fishery ESF 2012 - 2012

Iqer Vaquero-Alba Barn Swallow dynamic signalling EU graduated 2011

Marcos Lima House Sparrows in Brazil, a genetic and ecological study of an invasive species. Alban & ORSAS 2006 – 2008

Jan Stilapa Chameleon bio-geography and speciation in Kenya. Self funded, graduated 2011

Maud Bonato Ostrich chick growth and immunity. NRF, graduated 2008

Lorna Shaw Understanding the causes of urban house sparrow population decline. NERC Ind CASE, graduated 2009

Viv Fowler Impacts of Chemical Discharges (Point Source and Diffuse) on the Reproductive Biology of the Bullhead (Cottus gobio) and Dipper (Cinclus cinclus) in the Tamar Catchment NERC Industrial CASE , graduated 2008

Simon Pickett Sexy males and healthy offspring NERC, CASE, graduated 2007

Owen Joiner Ecology and behaviour of The Madagascar Teal Independently Funded 2004 – 2006

Mhairi MacFarlane Behaviour and conservation of Sugarbirds in the Cape Province, South Africa Leverhulme Trust, graduated 2006

Mairead MacLean Impact of predation by domestic cats on bird and small mammal populations IFAW, graduated 2006

Kirsty McIntyre (originally taken on by Dr. D. Tompkins) The impact of H. gallinae on pheasants NERC, graduated 2004

Mark Roberts Separating the effects of testosterone and corticosterone on immune function NERC, graduated 2005

Mark Trinder Survival, life-time reproductive success and fitness in wrens NERC, graduated 2003

Bev Arnold The role of elongated tails in gliding and turning flight NERC, graduated 2001

Nils Koesters Life history evolution in mites University studentship, graduated 2002

Karen Spencer State dependent reproductive behaviour NERC , graduated 2000

Louise Rowe The aerodynamic effect of tail elongations in hirundines Stirling University, graduated 1999

Robert Nudds Energetics of short flights NERC, graduated 1999

Amanda Fox Mate choice in red grouse NERC, graduated 1999

Andy Hall Energetics of ornamentation, graduated 1998

Sasha Norris (supervision completed by Prof. A. Kacelnik) The role of testosterone in signalling and immune function NERC, graduated 1999

Joe Burn The mating system of wrens NERC, graduated 1996

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