I started with a PhD in behavioural ecology at the University of Plymouth, assessing the antipredator behaviour in the pond snail, Lymnaea stagnalis. I then moved to Canada in 2008 and worked in a neurobiology laboratory at the University of Calgary. Much of this work focused on stress and memory (Forgetful snails could tell us about how our memories work)

In 2012, I moved back to the U.K and took up post as a research fellow at the University of Exeter, funded by a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship, which I have retained on joining Aberyswyth’s IBERS department in January 2014. My current research leads on from my work in Canada but now focuses on more ecological questions, particularly what drives differences in memory among individuals and natural populations.