My research interests encompass everything related to why animals behave the way they do, with a special focus on the signals they use to communicate and the influence of the habitat on their efficacy. I am currently based at La Trobe University in Melbourne (Australia) as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow, where I study the relationship between habitat structure and the motion-based signals produced by Australian agamid lizards (aka dragons).

Ctenophorus fionni producing a push up display

As part of my work, I spend a lot of time in remote locations chasing dragons, and filming their behaviour. This has led, inevitably, to a passion for travel and nature photography. My skills are still developing, but I make up for it by capturing critters rarely encountered by non-scientists.

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The handsome Ctenophorus vadnappa

I also play competitive dodgeball.