I am interested in spatial connectivity in population dynamics and the population-level consequences of movement, as well as disease ecology. These research areas overlap as free-living organisms come into contact with transmissible agents of infectious disease. I use a combination of mathematical modelling, ecological experiments with model species, and field observations from natural ecosystems. My theoretical research on population and community ecology is grounded in important applied problems, including food security, renewable energy, biodiversity loss, and invasive species.
I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society.