I’m an Endeavour Research Fellow at Rutgers University in the US—working with the Lockwood Lab—and a visiting fellow at the University of New South Wales, Australia.

As a quantitative geographer, I use good doses of stats and code mixed with theory and fieldwork to try and discover the processes that give rise to patterns in the world around us. Although I have broad research interests, my core interest is on the interactions between society and the biophysical environment. By better understanding these interactions and processes we are better equipped to face socio-environmental challenges and, hopefully, better understand our place in this wacky universe—which, let’s face it, is just trying to kill us.

My current research is on evaluating environmental DNA detection methods being used to detect invasive invertebrates, in an attempt to optimise management.

Prior to entering academia I owned several small businesses and maintain ongoing business interests. I also served in the Australian Army, having graduated from the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Royal Military College, Duntroon. Those experiences have been greatly beneficial to my research by providing a broader lens through which to view the world.

Provided my ‘to-do’ folder isn’t bursting, I am always keen to collaborate on research or  science outreach projects, so do get in touch.