Research

Research topics

1. The evolution of sociality and biodiversity in the African mole-rats, Family Bathyergidae (In collaboration with Professor N.C. Bennett, University of Pretoria).

2. Genetics and comparative genomics of social behaviour (In collaboration with Professor N.C. Bennett, University of Pretoria & Professor Clive Coen, King’s College London).

3. MHC gene evolution, parasites and social behaviour in African mole-rats  &  (In collaboration with Professor N.C. Bennett & Dr Heike Lutermann, University of Pretoria).

4.  Neurobiology of social behaviour (In collaboration with Professor Clive Coen, King’s College London).

5. Genetic studies of wild common marmoset monkeys (In collaboration with Dr M.F. Arruda and Professor M.E. Yamamoto, University of Natal, Brazil; Dr M.A.O. Da Cruz, Rural University of Pernambuco, Brazil).

6. Molecular ecology of Round Island petrels (In collaboration with Professor Richard Nichols and Ruth Brown, QMUL, Dr Carl Jones and Vikash Tatayah (Fauna Manager and PhD student), Mauritius Wildlife Foundation, and Dr Bill Jordan, Zoological Society of London.

7. Molecular ecology of UK small mammals  (With Professor John Gurnell, QMUL).

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