I received a BSc from University of Edinburgh and a PhD from University of Cambridge in 1997. After post-doctoral work at The Universities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Bristol I took up a lectureship at the University of Stirling in 2001 then moved to University Liverpool in 2003 and was promoted to a personal chair in 2011.
- Cytokine polymorphism, immunity and pathogen resistance in wild populations (Invitation to Speak, Wild Immunology Symposium, University of Edinburgh 2011)
- Antagonistic coevolution accelerates molecular evolution (Invitation to Speak, Jacques Monod Conference, France 2011)
- Antagonistic coevolution accelerates molecular evolution (Invitation to Speak, Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2010)
- Chair: 'Post-genomic approaches to host-parasite evolution' (Invitation to Speak, European Society for Evolutionary Biology 2009)
- Microarray analysis of nematode-vertebrate interactions (Invitation to Speak, British Society for Parasitology 2008)
- Consequences of genetic diversity for evolution and epidemiology in a parasitic nematode, Strongylo (Invitation to Speak, 11th International Congress of Parasitology 2006)
- The consequences of genetic diversity in parasitic nematodes for host-parasite evolution (Invitation to Speak, European Society for Evolutionary Biology 2005)
- Director C110 'Biology with a year in research/industry'
- Co-Director Centre for Genomic Research