Teaching and Outreach


I coordinate and teach the Master’s degree level field course Quantitative Marine Biology along with Ari Strandburg-Peshkin, in which students spend two weeks snorkeling at the STARESO Field Station in Corsica, with four additional weeks training in computational methods to analyse animal movement and behaviour in situ. I also teach Collective Animal Behaviour (Master’s level) and Animal Behaviour (Undergraduate) alongside Prof Iain Couzin. I was nominated for a LUKS teaching award in 2018.




I like to talk about science and fieldwork, and have had the chance to do so in a variety of media, including on National Geographic channel, where I explored the neurological basis of human decisions as part of the Emmy-award nominated show Brain Games,
as well as through public talks and engagement with artists like SUPERFLEX and Tomas Saraceno

In addition to writing for academic journals (see my research website at collectivebehaviour.com), I also enjoy writing opinion pieces and aquarium hobbyist columns at places like The Conversation and Practical Fishkeeping.

A long time ago as a student, I got up on stage and explained in less than three minutes why Tiger Woods will die young.