I am generally interested in the behavioural ecology and natural history of all sorts of animals. By studying little known, ‘non-model’ organisms we can uncover new paradigms in biology and greatly increase our understanding of the world around us. I generally work on invertebrates such as insects and spiders and am drawn to elusive, charismatic and unique species. Not only so they provide opportunities for ground-breaking research but allow researchers to tell engaging and exciting natural history stories. I have research projects that aim to understand all aspects of animal life histories including their reproductive, foraging and anti-predator behaviour, and the effects of ageing and longevity.