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Plant phylogenomics and systematics,
Developmental genetics of flowers,
Repetitive DNA evolution and polyploidy in plants,
Crop-wild relatives and genetic diversity

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Research Interests

Currently researching plant biodiversity and the extremes of plant evolution, integrating the use of novel DNA sequencing approaches.----Working on giant monocot genomes, some of the smallest orchids, and diverse tobaccos from arid regions.----Our group at UoP are investigating the genomic mechanisms underpinning angiosperm species and character diversity.----Key interest in polyploidy (WGDs), subsequent diploidisation processes and their impact on flowering plant diversification.

Teaching Responsibilities

I am the Course Leader for BSc (Hons) Biology, within the School of Biological Sciences. I teach botany, as well as evolutionary processes, ecology, development, and genetics on a number of modules, and lead the first-year (L4) module 'Biodiversity & Evolution' (M20000), as well as the second-year (L5) module 'Plant Diversity, Development and Evolution' (M32683). 

Additionally, I supervise BSc and MRes/PhD projects in areas related to my research expertise. 


I am a botanist interested in the origin, variety and maintenance of plant diversity in a number of systems. This includes both species and character/trait diversity, and as such my research involves field botany, collections-based research, as well as molecular lab work and computational tools. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Queen Mary University of London

Award Date: 31 Jan 2016

MSc, Royal College of Music

Award Date: 1 Jul 2013

MRes, Imperial College London

Award Date: 1 Jul 2012

MA, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 1 Jul 2009


  • QK Botany
  • QH301 Biology
  • QH426 Genetics


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