Join Us

Interested in joining the lab?

Oxford provides a world class research environment as well as a culturally vibrant and beautiful city to live in. Our lab is located in the Edward Grey Institute (it’s not just birds) in the Department of Zoology, which is home to a diverse set of staff and students, making for an ideal location to conduct integrative evolutionary biology research. If you’re interested in joining us, informal enquiries are welcome at any time – drop me an email at

There are a number of ways to get funding to join our lab. Here of some of them.

Post docs & research fellows.

Various Oxford Colleges have Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) positions, which can be found in the University Gazette. These positions come up intermittently and vary in what they provide, but stipendiary JRFs typically cover salary, food, accommodation for 2 or 3 years, and sometimes provide a little research money.

National fellowship schemes from NERC, BBSRC, the Royal Society can provide substantial funding, as can Marie Curie fellowships which allow people to come from other European Countries and also from locations outside the UK.

D.Phil. (The Oxford name for a PhD) students

I’m happy to supervise students in any of the areas of research currently going on in the lab – see the projects pages and our previous publications to get an idea. Joint supervision of DPhil students is common here, and I have co-supervised students with Tom Pizzari, Nat Seddon and Joe Tobias.

There are few ways of obtaining funding, and the application process is explained here.

In the first instance please email me to discuss research interests and possible projects.


We can offer one or two FHS projects to Oxford undergrads each year – please email me if you’re a second year student interested in doing your project with us in Trinity term. There are also potential opportunities for undergraduates (both Oxford students and those from other institutions) to gain research experience during vacations, for example ASAB provide undergrad project scholarships. These typically require a bit of preparation so be sure to contact me in good time.