Smashing the statistical analysis
Farnborough Hill (2002-2009), University of Liverpool (2009-now)
A Levels in Maths, Biology and Chemistry, Level 1 Beekeeping and Bsc Zoology (Hons)
Greggs the bakers!!
PhD research student
I work on parasites that change their host’s appearance to avoid being eaten. This happens in a number of ways, the parasites make their host (or the maggot they infect and live in) turn red, smell and taste bad and even glow in the dark! We think all these changes are for different predators, such as birds, beetles and mice that encounter the infected maggot. Beetles, being more active at night will rely more on the bad smell than birds who have excellent eye sight.
My Typical Day:
A typical day for me varies a lot, I can either be in the lab, field or office
Robin feeding from the feeding station
Shell, the friendly office hamster
What I'd do with the prize money:
With the money I’d like to run a ‘parasite fun day’ where people could understand the fascinating world of parasites.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Fun, giggly and crazy!
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Once, for throwing hole punch clippings over the classroom
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
1) Get a post-doc (proper job!) after my PhD 2) Buy a horse and 3) Bake cakes every day!
Tell us a joke.
Q: Why did the calf cross the road? A: To get to the udder side.