My career in evolutionary biology started during at the Natural History Museum in London, where I conducted my MSc and worked for a bit. There I worked on population structure of African anurans, and the impact of missing data in phylogenetic reconstruction using RADseq. The research project I was hired for looked at ways to better identify rogue taxa in phylogenetic trees using existing software.
I then moved the University of Glasgow, learning more about population genetics techniques. My phd focused on European whitefish, a species of salmonid which is widespread in the Palearctic but endangered in the UK. This species is very interesting from an evolutionary perspective, showing a really high level of phenotypic diversity across its range.
I am now based at the Centre for Cancer Epidemiology, working on genomics of breast cancer.