Research Group


Phd Students


Kynan Delaney "Plasticity of ageing in burying beetles" 


Sanjana Ravindran "Understanding the drivers of asynchronous senescence in natural populations"



Phd Students


Edward Ivimey-Cook (2018) "Maternal effects and ageing in the burying beetle, Nicrophorus vespilloides"


MSc Project students

Lilia Galvez (2019) "Searching for what is buried: obscured genetic life history trade-offs in burying beetles". Erasmus Mundus MSc Student 

Ellen Ham (2019) "Random genetic drift and the evolution of acturial senescence" MSc in Quantitative Genetics

Pascale Lubbe (2017) "Genotype by environmental interaction in North American Red Squirrels" MSc in Quantitative Genetics (co-supervised with Andrew McAdam, University of Guelph)

Rachel Turner (2017) "Socially derived phenotypic selection and inheritance in Rum red deer" MSc in Evolutionary Genetics (co-supervised with Craig Walling, University of Edinburgh)

Owen Powell (2015) "Spousal indirect genetic effects on human longevity" MSc in Quantitative Genetics and Genome Analysis.


Honours Project students

Thomas Behrens (2019) "Quantitative Genetics of Nicrophorus vespilloides elytra color patterns"

Sian Mountford (2018) "Meta-analysis of maternal age effects on offspring lifespan"

Hilary Cope (2017) "An investigation into the sex-specific intergenerational effects of parental age on juvenile burying beetles" Summer Student Fellowship award recipient

Abigail Robinson (2017) "Assessing terminal investment cued by seasonal change and age in burying beetles"

Laura Crichton (2016) "The ageing of fitness constraints in Nicrophorus vespilloides"

Michael Jardine (2015) "The effect of larval density on ageing in Nicrophorus vespilloides"


Research Technicians

Ben Whittaker (2015-2016)

Ashleigh Whiffin (2014-2015)