My research interests relate to human evolutionary genetics and population dynamics, with an emphasis on understanding the relationship between microevolutionary processes and observed genomic patterns. Current work includes modelling the wave of advance in species colonisation events, clarifying the evolutionary implications of mating systems and inbreeding, and developing methods to detect natural selection.
I am also involved in an ongoing reserach project into the phylogenetic history of south Indian cattle breeds. This project is in collaboration with researchers at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, and at the Leverhulme Centre for Human Evolutionary Studies, Cambridge.
I am currently conducting my PhD research at the Institute for Complex Systems Simulation / School of Mathematics, under supervision from Professor Tim Sluckin (Mathematics, Southampton), as well as Drs Jason Noble (ECS, Southampton) and Toomas Kivisild (Human Evolutionary Genetics, Cambridge). I previously studied Biological Anthropology at Clare College, Cambridge (BA, 2010).
My research is funded by the EPSRC.
Research Fellow, Electronics and Computer Science (FPAS)
Professor, Mathematics (FSHS)
University of Southampton