- Senior Lecturer, Honorary Senior Research Fellow (Institute of Biodiversity Animal Health and Comparative Medicine)
- Associate - Life Sciences (School of Life Sciences)
My interest in ecology developed as a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh working on the biophysical ecology of the barn owl (Tyto alba) in SW Scotland. This was then followed by postdoctoral research with the British Antarctic Survey, spending several years on the Sub-Antarctic island of Bird Island (South Georgia) investigating seasonal changes in diving behaviour of female Antarctic fur seals.
In 1999, I joined the University of Glasgow and since then have undertaken a range of studies on vertebrates with a particular interest in physiological ecology.
My current research deals with cold adaptation, behavioural thermoregulation and stress-related temperature responses of birds and mammals. Much of this work involves the application of thermal imaging as a non-invasive technique of measuring body temperature and modelling metabolic heat production. Further details can be found at the Thermal Ecology Group website.
I am an Editorial Board member for the Journal of Thermal Biology and Editor of The Glasgow Naturalist.
Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.
- Water Vole Public Engagement Project
Scottish Natural Heritage
2015 - 2016
- Environmental research for a changing world
2014 - 2014
- Research in the ecology of fossorial water voles in Glasgow's East End
Glasgow Natural History Society
2014 - 2015
- International Marine Conservation Congress (IMMC) 2014
Society for Conservation Biology
2013 - 2014
- The energetics of moulting souhern elephant seals determined by thermal imaging
Marine Alliance for Science & Technology Scotland
2013 - 2013
- Thermography as a tool for the assessment of stress and affective states in an avian model
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
2013 - 2016