About me

Academic background

April 2013 – present: PhD at Stirling university with Matt TinsleyHelen Roy (CEH) and Luc Bussiere, funded by NERC.

October 2010 – October 2011: MRes in Entomology at Imperial College, London.

September 2006 – June 2010: BSc (Hons) in Zoology at Glasgow University.

Talks given

2015

13th-16th December, British Ecological Society Annual Meeting Edinburgh: Life history shifts in response to a sexually transmitted infectious disease in an invasive ladybird.

8th-9th December, University of Stirling internal symposium, Stirling: Life history shifts in response to a sexually transmitted infectious disease in an invasive ladybird.

2th-4th September, Royal Entomological Society Ento ’15, Dublin: Natural enemies shaping invasions: a novel pathogen association with an alien invasive species in the UK.

13th-15th May, Benefits and Risks of Exotic Biological Control Agents IOBC-WPRS Working Group Meeting, Bornholm, Denmark: Assessing the role of host immunity in harlequin ladybird enemy release.

13th-15th May, Benefits and Risks of Exotic Biological Control Agents IOBC-WPRS Working Group Meeting, Bornholm, Denmark: Citizen science, my PhD and me.

7th February, 12th Coleopterists Day, Oxford: Parasites of Harmonia axyridis in the UK: Katie Murray

2014

9th-10th December, University of Stirling internal symposium, Stirling: Assessing the role of host immunity in harlequin ladybird enemy release.

3rd-8th August, 10th European congress of entomology hosted by the Royal Entomological Society, York: The role of the cellular immune response in differing susceptibility to a parasitoid of native and an invasive ladybird species.

2013

19th November, University of Stirling internal seminar series, Stirling: The role of parasites in biological invasions

Outreach

2015

16th-18th July, Latitude Festival: Biology bus volunteer.

2014

18th December, Grange Academy, Kilmarnock: Representing the British Ecological Society as an Ecological Ambassador.

1st June, Dirleton Primary School, Dirleton: talking about insects caught in the village bioblitz with the school.

31st May, Dirleton Bioblitz, Dirleton: Assisting with the bioblitz organised by the local wildlife groups.

7th January, Aberdeen Entomological Club, Aberdeen: The march of the harlequin ladybird