News and updates related to my research.


Third doctoral paper published

December 30, 2021

Third paper published from my doctoral project! Here, I quantified the distribution of hairworm cysts in aquatic stream communities of macroinvertebrates. Click here for more details.


Doctoral thesis published

September 13, 2021

After having successfully defended my doctoral thesis, it is now published and available online! Click here to view it.


Interview for Radio New Zealand

June 10, 2021

I was interviewed by Claire Concannon about my doctoral project for the long-standing radio show Our Changing World on Radio New Zealand. Listen to the interview here.


Interview for Nature Index

January 11, 2021

I was interviewed by Gemma Conroy for a piece on scientific hype, in relation to my paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. Click here to read the article.


Second doctoral paper published

October 14, 2020

Second paper published from my doctoral project! It is a commentary on the sensationalism surrounding host manipulation and its potential impacts on our perception of the phenomenon. Click here for more details.


First doctoral paper published

October 11, 2019

First paper published from my doctoral project! It is about the hidden interactions between hairworms and their intermediate aquatic insect hosts. Click here for more details.


Won People's Choice Award at the Three Minute Thesis Grand Final!

August 1, 2019

Gave my talk at the University of Otago Three Minute Thesis Grand Final and won! See my talk here and the news story here.


Won Best Doctoral Presentation at the Three Minute Thesis Sciences Heat!

July 11, 2019

Gave a Three Minute Thesis talk on my doctoral project at the Division of Sciences heat for University of Otago and won! Next, I will compete at the university grand final against the other division winners.