2015-present Professor, Integrative Biology, University of California, Berkeley. USA.
2014-2015 Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Transfer, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter.
2011-present Professor of Disease Biology, The University of Exeter.
2007-2011 Professor of Disease Biology, The University of Sheffield.
2004-2007 Reader in Disease Biology, The University of Sheffield.
2001-2004 Reader in Ecology, University of Stirling.
2000-2005 NERC Advanced Postdoctoral Fellow.
1998-2000 Lecturer/Centre of Excellence Postdoctoral Fellow.Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University. Japan.
1996-1998 European Union Science and Technology Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Laboratory of Theoretical Biology, Kyushu University, Japan.
1993-1995 Royal Society/Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Postdoctoral Research Fellow. Laboratory of Population Biology, Kyoto University, Japan.
2014 Fellow of the Society of Biology
2014 Visiting Professor, Graduate University of Advanced Studies (Sokendai) University, Japan.
2010 Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin Fellowship.
2009 Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship.
2003 Visiting Associate Professor, Kyoto University, Japan.
2000 Natural Environmental Research Council (NERC) Advanced Postdoctoral Fellowship.
1993 PhD. – University of Liverpool, UK. “Ecological and Evolutionary Consequences of a Host-Pathogen Interaction” Supervisor: Prof. Mike Begon (NERC studentship).
1988 B.Sc. – Ecology. Leeds University, Leeds, UK.
2015 Member ZELS Independent Programme Advisory Group (ZIPAG)
2014 Chair of panel for the NERC/BBSRC/Scottish Government programme on Soil Security
2014 Member or BBSRC, ZELS initiative panel
2012-2014 External examiner: MSC in Quantitative Biology in Imperial College
2012-Present Associate editor for Ecology and Evolution
2010-2014 Member REF 2014, UoA5 Biological Sciences sub-panel
2009-2014 Panel Chair, NERC
2008-2014 Member of NERC Peer review College
2006-2014 Editor Journal of Animal Ecology
2001-Present Associate editor for Ecological Research
2009 Member or MRC, ESEI initiative panel
2009 Member DFG Review Panel, “Host-parasite co-evolution”
2004-2007 External examiner for Computing and Biology, University of Warwick
2004-2007 Member of NERC Peer review College
2002 Member of NERC EMS Programme Steering Committee
Administrative roles (Exeter)
Associate Dean for Research and Knowledge Transfer, College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Member of the University’s Senior Management Group
Member of University Senate
Member of University Research and Knowledge Transfer Strategy Committee
Member of College of Life and Environmental Sciences Executive Group
Chair of College Research Strategy Group
University Strategic Academic Lead for NERC
Chair of University NERC strategy Board
Administrative roles (Sheffield)
Head of the Animal and Plant Sciences Ecology Research Group
Member of Departmental Policy Committee
Member of the University Skills and Training committee
Graduated PhD Students
- Michael Mealor. NERC. 2004. “Spatial structure and host-parasite interactions”.
- Martin Miller. BBSRC. 2006. “Adaptive dynamics and resistance”.
- Edward Jones. NERC EMS. 2006. “Modelling conflict between natural enemies”.
- Alice Laughton. NERC. 2007. “Within host evolutionary dynamics of parasites”
- Aungkana Sajeeng. NERC Dorothy Hodgkins. 2007. “Insect immunity to viruses”.
- Sally Bell. 2009 “Invasions and disease transmission”.
- Alex Best. NERC. 2009 “The evolution of resistance: the role of population structure”.
- Basit Sajeed (Pakistan Government). 2012. “Dengue Fever in Pakistan”.
- Hannah Tidbury. NERC. 2012. “Mechanisms of insect immunity to viruses”.
- Ruari Donnelly (Heriot-Watt) 2014. “Lifespan and evolution of disease resistance”.
- Martin Grunnil, NERC. 2011-2014. “Vertical transmission and the persistence of disease”
Destinations of previous Postdoctoral Research Associates
Katherine Roberts Head of Bee research DEFRA
Alex Best. Faculty, Department of Mathematics, University of Sheffield
Ben Adams Faculty, Department of Mathematics, Bath University
Steve Webb Faculty, Department of Mathematics, Strathclyde University
Dylan Childs Faculty, Animal and Plant Sciences, University of Sheffield
Ian Sorrell Post Doctoral Research Associate, University of Liverpool