I am a palaeontologist currently working at the University of Bristol. I’ve been especially excited about marine reptiles for many years and have been lucky enough to work on them for my PhD and first postdoctoral position. Mostly I research ichthyosaurs – fish-like marine reptiles alive at the same time as dinosaurs – but more recently have been looking at the evolution of other marine reptiles.
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Feb: Early high rates and disparity in the evolution of ichthyosaurs, Communications Biology
Jun: Edward Forbes Prize awardee, Palaeontographical Society
Mar: Convergence and functional evolution of longirostry in crocodylomorphs, Palaeontology
Mar: Effects of body plan evolution on the hydrodynamic drag and energy requirements of swimming in ichthyosaurs, Proceedings of the Royal Society B
2019–present: Postdoctoral Senior Research Associate, University of Bristol
Feb: Does exceptional preservation distort our view of disparity in the fossil record?, Proceedings of the Royal Society B
Dec: Palaeontological Association Annual Meeting, Co-organiser, University of Bristol
2017–present: Ordinary Committee Member, Palaeontographical Society
2016–2018: Attenborough and the Sea Dragon, Scientific Advisor, BBC One
2015–2019: Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Bristol
May: Progressive Palaeontology, Co-organiser, University of Bristol
Mar: The fossil record of ichthyosaurs, completeness metrics and sampling biases, Palaeontology
2011–2015: PhD Geology, University of Bristol