Biography

I am a life science researcher, interested in invertebrate vision, scientific data analysis and scientific communication. I carried out my doctoral research on spatial vision in simple visual systems at Lund University, Sweden. I am a postdoc at Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn, Naples, working on photodetection in a sea urchin. Find my CV here.

Interests
  • Invertebrate vision
  • Visually-guided behaviour
  • Animal psychophysics
  • Scientific data analysis
Education
  • PhD in Biology (Vision Science), 2018

    Lund University

  • Research M.Sc. in Biology, 2010

    University College Dublin

  • B.Sc. Hons, 2008

    University College Dublin

Skills

Vision science
Scientific data analysis
Scientific writing

Experience

 
 
 
 
 
Post-doctoral Researcher
Oct 2019 – Present Naples, Italy
 
 
 
 
 
Project Manager - Vision Research
Jun 2019 – Aug 2019 Lund, Sweden
 
 
 
 
 
Doctoral Researcher
May 2013 – Jun 2018 Lund, Sweden
Wrote my PhD thesis ‘Spatial Vision in Diverse Invertebrates’ at the Lund Vision Group in Sweden.
 
 
 
 
 
Expedition Assistant Leader
Apr 2013 – May 2013 Solokhumbu, Nepal
Assistant Leader for Expedition to Everest Basecamp.
 
 
 
 
 
Research Assistant
Oct 2012 – Apr 2013 Dublin, Ireland
Ecological modelling using R.

Recent Publications

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(2022). A model of decentralized vision in the sea urchin Diadema africanum. bioRxiv.

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(2021). Run and Hide: Visual Performance in a Brittle Star. Journal of Experimental Biology.

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(2020). Chicken colour discrimination depends on background colour. Journal of Experimental Biology.

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(2019). A millipede compound eye mediating low-resolution vision. Vision Research.

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(2019). Orienting to polarized light at night - matching lunar skylight to performance in a nocturnal beetle. Journal of Experimental Biology.

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