Research Interests

I am interested in the behavioural biology of social living. I have a particular fascination with aggression, dominance, and sociality. I seek to better understand social behaviour through the integration of functional, developmental, and mechanistic approaches.

Areas of expertise:
    Agonism, dominance, and contest behaviour
    Cooperative breeding, sociality, and group living
    Neuroendocrine mechanisms of social behaviour
•    Brain size evolution and plasticity
    Fish cognition and behaviour