Interested in joining the group?

Oxford and Imperial College provide world class research environments. Our lab is split between in the Department of Zoology (Oxford) and Department of Life Sciences (Imperial College), both of which are home to a diverse set of staff and students, making for an ideal location to conduct integrative evolutionary biology and biodiversity research. If you’re interested in joining us, informal enquiries are welcome at any time – do drop us a line. We are always on the look out for group members, from interns to postdocs and research fellows. We are particularly interested in research topics that lie at the interface of climate change, biodiversity conservation and human wellbeing.

Here are some of the ways to get funding to join our group:

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 some research funding.

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.

PhD students

***PhD project on climate change adaptation available to NERC DTP students arriving in 2017: click here for details***

Projects will often be co-supervised with people from other disciplines with stakeholders (NGOs, members of the business community etc) playing a central role in identifying research questions, developing methodology and delivering impact. Research could involve activities ranging from systematic reviews of the literature and analysis of international and national governmental and corporate policies, to using and developing tools to identify, quantify and map the value of ecosystems to people. There is usually much scope for fieldwork, especially in the tropics. There are few ways of obtaining funding, and details about the application process are found here. The main source of funding for PhD projects is through the NERC DTP scheme.

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


We can offer two or three FHS projects to Oxford undergrads each year – please email us 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 us in good time. Wadham students are also eligible for Whall Summer Studentships.