I am a behavioural ecologist and professional aquarist, possessing a BSc in Zoology and a PhD in fish behavioural ecology (aggression in haplochromine cichlid fish).  I am interested in areas of sexual selection, such as alternative mating strategies, intra-sexual competition and the reproductive/social behvaiour of coleoid cephalopods.

I have a great deal of experience in controlled laboratory behaviour experiments and aquatic field work, having dived many times in the UK (and abroad) and spent a good deal of time in Lake Malawi collecting fish and observational data.

As someone who works with captive aquatic animals I am an advocate for captive aquatic animal welfare, holding numerous professional certificates in captive animal welfare and husbandry (including birds, mammals and reptiles).

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