I am an evolutionary ecologist with expertise in molecular ecology, wildlife parasitology and invasive species research. I studied Marine Biology at University of North Carolina, Wilmington and obtained a Postgraduate Diploma at James Cook University. I completed my PhD under Dr Sonya Clegg and in collaboration with the Griffith University Wildlife Disease Ecology Group, with a focus on avian malaria parasites in wild birds. Currently a Postdoctoral Fellow working with Prof Jenny Seddon at University of Queensland, I have interests in using computational phylogenetics and probabilistic models to study pathogen community assembly and eco-evolutionary drivers of pathogen host specificity. See information about my research on this website and my ResearchGate and GoogleScholar pages.