My core strengths are in computational biology and visual science communication, while my academic interests are primarily in evolution, theoretical biology, and genetics.

CV/Resume

My most relevant and recent skills and experiences are detailed below. For more depth, please take a look at my LinkedIn profile or view my CV.

Recent Education

Biology (Bsc Hons) / University of Stirling / 2016–Present

Thesis to be regarding the theory of polyploid evolution.

  • Won a research studentship with The Genetics Society (see below).
  • Volunteered with the ENDORSE and WrEN projects.
  • Secured paid work within the department to develop Shiny apps for use as a teaching aid in a 4th-year population ecology module (example).
  • Ran study sessions at Coding Club and played a key role in increasing engagement.
  • Joined regular discussions with Luc F. Bussière Research Group.

Recent Research

Genetics Society Summer Studentship / 2019

How disturbance affects the establishment of new polyploid plant species.

  • Secured funding for 8 weeks of research.
  • Created an Individual-based model—from scratch in R—which simulates polyploid evolution and disturbance in plant populations.
  • Found that disturbance should amplify establishment success/failure caused by the costs or benefits of being polyploid.
  • Received a runner up prize for presenting my work in a 10-minute talk.
  • Made my model available as an R package: DisturPloidy

Recent Work

  • Bat Surveyor / Direct Ecology Ltd. / May–July 2018
  • Freelance Web Developer / 2014–2019

Skills

  • R
  • Git
  • Individual-Based Modelling
  • Statistical Analysis
  • BLAST / Clustal
  • Communication
  • Apache
  • PHP
  • javaScript / jQuery
  • HTML / CSS

Poster Design

These are the most recent science posters I have created during my Biology degree at the University of Stirling (using Adobe Illustrator).

Cyclin-dependent-like kinase 5

Cyclin-dependant-like kinase 5’s role in Alzheimer’s (with a focus on inhibition) / Solo project / Autumn 2019.

How new modes of predation gave rise to Chondrichthyes diversity.

How new modes of predation gave rise to Chondrichthyes diversity / Group project / Spring 2019.

Languages

  • English / First language.
  • Norwegian / Beginner.