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Academic Positions

Apr 2012— Research Fellow, School of Life Sciences, University of Warwick, Coventry, United Kingdom
With Dr Robin Allaby
2009–2011 Postdoctoral Fellow, Allan Wilson Centre for Molecular Ecology and Evolution, Department of Anatomy, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (Feb–Jul 2009 in the Department of Anthropology, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand)
With Prof. Lisa Matisoo-Smith
Jul–Sep 2004 Summer Intern, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., United States
Advised by Dr Bruce Smith (NMNH) and Prof. Noreen Tuross (Harvard University)
2001–2002 Student Fellow, New Zealand Institute for Crop & Food Research, Lincoln, New Zealand
With Dr John McCallum


2002–2008 PhD in Plant Biology, Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Supervised by Distinguished Prof. David Penny, Prof. Peter Lockhart, Dr John McCallum (Crop & Food Research) and Prof. Lisa Matisoo-Smith (University of Auckland)
2001 Bachelor of Science with First Class Honours (BSc(Hons)), Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Major in Plant Biology
1998–2000 Bachelor of Science (BSc), Massey University, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Double Major in Physiological & Molecular Plant Biology, and Ecology

Professional & Learned Society Memberships

New Zealand Society of Plant Biologists (since 2010)

Society for Economic Botany (since 2010)

Society of Systematic Biologists (since 2007)


Other Memberships

The Genographic Consortium

New Zealand Plant Radiation Network (NZPRN), Committee Member and Wiki Administrator

The Research Cooperative (my page)

Tāhuri Whenua — National Māori Vegetable Growers’ Collective

Wolfson Research Exchange Early Career Researcher (ECR) Network (my Research Match page)