My research interests lie within general biomechanics where engineering principles are used to help improve our understanding of form and function in plants and animals. I am interested in the agronomic and ecological aspects of plant biomechanics, the mechanical properties of hoof keratin and cortical bone, and the biomechanics of plant-animal interactions.
I am Programme Leader for our BSc (Hons) Biology and teach on a range of courses within the Department of Life Sciences. I am also interested in the development of web-based teaching materials to enhance the student learning experience. As module leader for our Overseas Field Course I am passionate about providing opportunities for students to gain relevant experience abroad.