Ecology and Evolution

Staff profiles

List of all academic, research, technical and administrative staff.

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Ecology and Evolution staff list

  • R = Edinburgh Research Explorer profile
  • V = Research in a Nutshell video

Head of Institute

NameEmail AddressTelephone
COLEGRAVE, Nick Prof +44 (0) 131 650 7705

Institute Secretary

NameEmail AddressTelephone
SHIELDS, Roz +44 (0) 131 650 5464
ARMITAGE, Emma +44 (0) 131 650 5464

Building Manager

NameEmail AddressTelephone
GIBSON, Steve +44 (0) 131 650 8691

Academic Staff and Principal Investigators

NameResearch InterestEmail
ABREU-GOODGER, Cei Dr bioinformatics, small RNAs, regulation of gene expression, transposable elements
ALEXANDER, Helen Dr evolutionary rescue, infectious disease dynamics, antibiotic resistance, mutations
BARKER, Daniel Dr Bioinformatics, education and public engagement, phylogeny, sonification, philosophy of science R
BELL, Matthew Dr Evolution of social conflict R
COLEGRAVE, Nick Prof Evolution of adaptation and diversity R
COLLINS, Sinead Prof Adaptation in complex environments R V
CUNNINGHAM, Emma Prof Behaviour, Ecology and Disease R
FRENCH, Vernon Dr R
FROY, Hannah Dr
HADFIELD, Jarrod Prof Evolutionary quantitative genetics R
HARTFIELD, Matthew Dr Evolutionary genetics; the interaction between selection and reproduction
HELGASON, Thorunn Prof Microbial ecology; plant-microbe-soil interactions
JOHNSTON, Susan Dr Quantitative genetics and genomics to understand trait evolution in wild populations R
KEIGHTLEY, Peter Prof The evolutionary impact of new mutations. The evolutionary analysis of genome sequences. Complex trait genetics R
KNOTT, Sara Dr Genetics of complex traits R
KRUUK, Loeske Prof Evolutionary ecology of wild animal populations
LATOMBE, Guillaume Dr
LEIGH BROWN, Andrew Prof Genetic variation and evolution of HIV, particularly the evolution of drug resistance R
LITTLE, Tom Prof The evolutionary implications of parasitism and disease on host populations R V
LOHSE, Konrad Dr Population genomics and speciation R
MARTIN, Simon Dr Evolutionary and population genomics
MEDD, Nathan Dr
MOORAD, Jacob Dr Evolution of life history, ageing, social structure, and demography. Quantitative genetics R
NUSSEY, Dan Prof Evolutionary ecology and genetics of ageing and phenotypic plasticity R
OBBARD, Darren Prof The evolution of insect viruses and insect immune systems R V
PEDERSEN, Amy Prof The ecology and evolution of infectious diseases; particularly co-infection dynamics in wild mammals and disease emergence V
PEMBERTON, Josephine Prof Using molecular techniques to investigate issues in behaviour, ecology and evolution in natural populations R
PHILLIMORE, Ally Dr Ecology and evolution on a macro-scale R
RAMBAUT, Andrew Prof Molecular evolution and molecular epidemiology of RNA viruses; Computational techniques in molecular phylogenetics and evolution R
REECE, Sarah Prof What makes a successful parasite R
ROSS, Laura Dr Genetic conflict R
SILK, Matthew Dr
SMISETH, Per Dr Evolution of parental care, parent-offspring conflict, sexual conflict and sibling competition R
STONE, Graham Prof Molecular ecology of insect-plant interactions R V
TWYFORD, Alexander Dr Ecology and evolution of plants R
VALE, Pedro Dr Evolutionary ecology of host-pathogen interactions; pathogen transmission; disease tolerance; behavioural responses to infection
WALLING, Craig Dr Evolutionary ecology particularly sexual selection and the maintenance of genetic variation in life history traits R
WALSH, Patrick Prof Behavioural ecology and animal cognition: life history responses to environmental factors, and the cognitive requirements of avian nest building. R
WOOLHOUSE, Mark Prof Infectious Disease Epidemiology V

Honorary and Visiting Staff

NamePositionEmail Address
BLAXTER, Mark Professor Honorary Professor
BUNGER, Lutz Dr Honorary Fellow
CHARLESWORTH, Brian Professor Senior Honorary Professorial Fellow
CHARLESWORTH, Deborah Professor Senior Honorary Professorial Fellow
DAUNT, Francis Dr Honorary Fellow
DE-KAYNE, Rishi Dr Visitor staff
ENNOS, Richard Professor Honorary Professorial Fellow
ILLIUS, Andrew Professor Professor Emeritus
INNES, Lee Dr Honorary Fellow
SENN, Helen Dr Honorary Fellow -
SHARP, Paul Professor Honorary Professorial Fellow
SILVERTOWN, Jonathan Professor Honorary Professorial Fellow

Research Staff

NameGroup / PositionEmail
ANSLEY, Corey Rambaut Group / Research Assistant
BAL, Xavier Nussey Group / Post-graduate Research Associate
BANTING, Brianna Twyford Lab / Forestry Genetics Researcher
BINSTED, Lucy Dr McNally Lab / Postdoctoral Research Associate
CAMA, Bruna Dr / Postdoctoral Research Associate
CAMPOS-DOMINGUEZ, Lucia Dr Twyford Lab / Postdoctoral Research Associate
COLQUHOUN, Rachel Rambaut Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate
GALBRAITH, James Dr Ross Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate
GAO, Simin Dr Collins Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate
HASIK, Adam Dr Pemberton Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate
HERBETTE, Marion Dr Ross Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate
LOPEZ CORTEGANO, Eugenio Dr Keightley Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate
MACPHIE, Kirsty Dr Pemberton Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate
MAIR, Iris Dr Pedersen Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate
MALONEY, Daniel Rambaut Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate
MARIS, Katie Pemberton Group / Research Assistant-Parasitology
MARTIN, Claudia Twyford Lab / Postdoctoral Research Associate
MITTELL, Elizabeth Dr Kruuk Lab / Postdoctoral Research Associate
MOULTON-BROWN, Claire Dr / Postdoctoral Research Associate
O'DONNELL, Aidan Reece Group / Research Assistant R
O'TOOLE, Aine Rambaut Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate
OLOVA, Nelly Dr Cunningham Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate
PICK, Joel Dr Kruuk Lab / Postdoctoral Research Associate R
PILKINGTON, Jill Nussey Group / Research Associate
SAMANT, Manas Dr Hadfield Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate
SCHNEIDER, Petra Dr Reece Group / Senior Postdoctoral Research Fellow R
SETTER, Derek Dr Lohse Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate R
STETSENKO, Roman / Postdoctoral Research Associate
STRICKLAND, Kasha Dr Kruuk Lab / Postdoctoral Research Associate
TANG, Chang-Ti Dr Stone Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate
TAYLOR-JOYCE, Grace Alexander Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate
VANCE, Zoe Dr Rambaut Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate
WOLF, Sarah Dr Little Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate
YU, Xiaoyu (Shawn) Dr Rambaut Group / Postdoctoral Research Associate

Technical Research Staff

NameGroup / PositionEmail
BALBIRNIE-CUMMING, Katharin / Research Technician
CORR, Mairéad Little Group / Technician
FINNEGAN, Shaun Pedersen Group / Research Technician
HOLE, Flo Phillimore Group / Field assistant
MONTEITH, Katy Vale Group / Postgraduate Research Assistant R
MORRIS, Alison Pemberton Group / Senior Research Support Technician
MORRIS, Sean Pemberton Group / Research Support Technician (field based)
NEWMAN, Dhobasheni Obbard Group / Research Technician
SWIFT, Frances / Research Technician

PhD Students

NameGroup / PositionEmail Address
ABSON, Katie Hadfield Group / PhD Student
ABU-ELMAKAREM, Hend Sharp Group / PhD Student
BINSTED, Lucy McNally Lab / PhD Student
BISSCHOP, Gertjan Lohse Group / PhD Student
BUTT, Shane Kruuk Lab / PhD Student
CROFTS, Sam Little Group / PhD Student
CROWSON, Daisy Ennos Group / PhD Student
DAVIES, Lizzy Twyford Lab / PhD Student
DECROLY, Thomas / PhD Student
DELANEY, Kynan Moorad Group / PhD Student
DELNICKA, Agata Pedersen Group / PhD Student
DHAKAD, Pankaj Obbard Group / PhD Student
DOBSON, Sarah Kruuk Lab / PhD Student
DOHERTY, Grace Twyford Lab / PhD Student
DRAKE, Lizzie / PhD Student
DUGGAN, Kate Rambaut Group / PhD Student
ESHELMAN, Susan Stone Group / PhD Student
ESPINOZA, Felipe / PhD Student
EVANS, Mike Nussey Group / PhD Student
FLEMING, Olivia Pedersen Group / PhD Student
GRAHAM, Chay / PhD Student
GRECO, Fiona Cunningham Group / PhD Student
GROSSE-SOMMER, Julie Hadfield Group / PhD Student
GUSCOTT, Joe Barker Group / PhD Student
HARNQVIST, Simon Lohse Group / PhD Student
HENDERSON, Gina Johnston Group / PhD Student
HENOT, Melany Ross Group / PhD Student
HILLMAN, Sam Pedersen Group / PhD Student
HUANG, Wu / PhD Student
JAMES, Caelinn Knott Group / PhD Student
JAMES, Eleanor Ennos Group / PhD Student
KAPOOR, Simran Pedersen Group / PhD Student
KIVECU, Martha / PhD Student
LAFONT, Pierre Alexander Group / PhD Student
LAMBERT, Georgia Smiseth Group / PhD Student
LANSCH-JUSTEN, Lucy Alexander Group / PhD Student
LONERO, Ilaria Phillimore Group / PhD Student
LOVELL, Rebecca Phillimore Group / PhD Student
LU, Meng Twyford Lab / PhD Student
MAIER, Leonie McNally Lab / PhD Student
MARTIN, Edward Barker Group / PhD Student
MARTINEZ, Isaac Abreu RNAlab / PhD Student
MCAULEY, John Johnston Group / PhD Student
MCCORMACK, Koorosh Stone Group / PhD Student
MCPHERSON, Josie Walsh Group / PhD Student
MORAITOU, Markella / PhD Student
MOREIRA-DE-LIMA, Thales Twyford Lab / PhD Student
OKE, Catherine Reece Group / PhD Student
OMAH, Ifeanyi Rambaut Group / PhD Student
PATI, Kumari Riya Moorad Group / PhD Student
PATMORE, Casey Smiseth Group / PhD Student
PRYBYLA, Alixandra / PhD Student
PUJOL HODGE, Emma Leigh-Brown Group / PhD Student
RAGHU, Shravan Collins Group / PhD Student
RAVENSWATER, Hannah Cunningham Group / PhD Student
REISS, Alexander Stone Group / PhD Student
RICHARDS, Johnny / PhD Student
RIITHI, Naomi Reece Group / PhD Student
SCHMIDLECHNER, Tommy McNally Lab / PhD Student
SHIELS, Dwayne PhD Student
SKARLOU, Elpida Ross Group / PhD Student
SOMERVILLE, Ali Obbard Group / PhD Student
STAMP, Megan Phillimore Group / PhD Student
TAYLOR, Arthur / PhD Student
THORNHILL, Phoebe Vale Group / PhD Student
TUFFIN, Ashley / PhD Student
VILLAGRANA PACHECO , Yenetzi Abreu RNAlab / PhD Student
WADHAWAN, Kiran Alexander Group / PhD Student
WANG, Chenxi / PhD Student
WAY, Freya / PhD Student
WIERSMA, Ellis Kruuk Lab / PhD Student
WIJAYATILAKE, Nitara / PhD Student
WOODMAN, Tamsin Ross Group / PhD Student