I’m interested in anything to do with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi.
I obtained my PhD from the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment in 2017, where I studied the impacts of the soil environment on root-feeding insects. I was then awarded an independent research fellowship at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga where I continued to pursue my interests in belowground ecology by exploring aspects of how arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi affect plant performance and responses to insect herbivory. After this fellowship, I took up an ongoing faculty position at the University of Southern Queensland teaching into a variety of environmental and sustainability subjects while continuing my research into mycorrhizal ecology.
I recently returned to the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment at Western Sydney University to continue exploring mycorrhizal fungi, soil ecology, and sustainable agriculture. I'm lucky to get to work alongside such an amazing group of scientists.