I am a behavioural geneticist interested in understanding social behaviours, such as, parental care. However, I started my career at the University of Utah, USA as a PhD candidate studying behavioural physiology and biomechanics. From there I moved into behavioural genetics and genomics during a five year post-doc at the University of Georgia, USA. I started my own research group at Swansea University at the beginning of 2017. Here, I have continued to investigate how genes underpin many behaviours, including mating, aggression, and parental care.