New student paper on orb spider behavioural ecology

We have a new paper out in Journal of Insect Behaviour based on the undergraduate research project of Nicholas Tew, who is first author on the paper. In the study, we compared web characteristics of orb webs built by the tetragnathid spider Metelllina mengei in a...

SPIE conference paper on biomimetics microneedles

I have been lucky to be involved in an interesting and promising project with colleagues from the Technical University of Denmark that aims to develop more efficient and painless micro-needles for medicine injections and blood samples based on inspiration from the...

Co-authored paper on butterfly diversity in Dhaka

I am a co-author on a new paper on the diversity of tropical butterflies in an urban habitat (the mega city of Dhaka in Bangladesh). The paper published in Oriental Insects is based on a meticulous study based on daily surveys of butterflies on the campus of the...

Extension to departmental lectureship

I have been offered an extension to my temporary cover position at the Oxford University for Continuing Education. I will now job share with Dr Jocelyne Hughes as course director for the Postgraduate Certificate in Ecological Survey Techniques for the next 2 years in...

Cover position as departmental lecturer at OUDCE

This month, I have taken up a part-time position at the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education (OUDCE) as Departmental Lecturer in Environmental Science to provide cover as acting course director for the Postgraduate Certificate in Ecological Survey...

Short-term research fellow at the University of Gloucestershire

This week, I have taken up a short-term ‘summer job’ as Research Fellow (Biological Data Analyst) in the School of Natural and Social Sciences at the University of Gloucestershire. I am assisting Dr Anne Goodenough and Prof Adam Hart in analysing their...