Education / Academic Employment

2014-. Lecturer in Zoology
Lecturing undergraduate students on a variety of biological and ecological subjects.
School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK.

2014. Postdoctoral Researcher: Avian Origins
Investigating the origins of birds.
School of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, UK

2012-2014. Lecturer in Ecology
Lecturing undergraduate students on a variety of biological and ecological subjects.
School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK.

2012. E-learning developer
Developing online and distance learning resources in Moodle for undergraduates and the public.
The Grant Museum, University College London, London, UK.

2010-2011. Lecturer in Zoology
Lecturing undergraduate students on a variety of subjects.
School of Biology and Environmental Sciences, University College Dublin, Ireland.

2007-2010. Visiting Scholar
Work on the palaeobehaviour and palaeoecology of theropod dinosaurs.
Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology (IVPP). Beijing, China.

2005-2007. Postdoctoral Researcher: DFG Project Unit 533, Project C
Investigating the inter- and intrarelationships of the saurischian dinosaurs.
Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG). Munich, Germany.

2002-2005. Ph.D. in Vertebrate Palaeontology
Thesis: “The phylogenetics and macroevolution of the Archosauromorpha”
Investigating the interrelationships of the archosauromorphs with special reference to the Pterosauria, and cladistic methodology. Supervisor: Professor Michael J. Benton
Department of Earth Sciences, University of Bristol, UK

2000-2001. M.Sc. & DIC  Advanced Methods in Taxonomy and Biodiversity
Thesis: “Cope’s Rule in the Dinosaurs” .
Natural History Museum, London (BMNH) & Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, UK

1996-1999. B.Sc. (2.1 Hons.)  Zoology
Thesis: “Flow Visualisation and Locomotory Mechanics of Swimming Fish”.
School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, UK