15 August 2019

I’m in the US until October-November, and I’ve been invited to give some talks - see my (growing) schedule below. Let me know if I can give a talk at your university or other institution.

7 August 2019

Our latest paper (Portia’s capacity to decide whether a detour is necessary) has now been published in Journal of Experimental Biology, and one of my photos of a Portia africana male was chosen for the journal cover! You might be able to obtain a free copy of our article by using this link. If not, contact me for a copy.

4 June 2019

I’ve made an appearance on Fanimals, a children’s TV show in New Zealand about animals. A wonderful opportunity to share why I like spiders so much!

4 December 2018

I’ve been posting spider-related news over on Twitter for a while, but I’ve now also set up a Facebook page for those who prefer it. You can check it out here.

3 October 2018

Wow - the video I worked on with Damian Christie (Aotearoa Science Agency) has now been viewed over 100,000 times! You can check it out here.

9 July 2018

We've published two articles in the Encyclopedia of Animal Cognition and Behavior - one on Aggressive Mimicry and one on Search Image - Contact me for PDF copies.

22 June 2018

I've now also written an article about my speaking tour for The female Scientist! You can read it here.

13 June 2018

I have recently returned from a very successful and enjoyable speaking tour in North America. I have written about my experiences of this tour here.

25 May 2018

Our latest paper (When it looks and walks like an ant) is now published online in Learning & Behavior - Contact me for a PDF copy of this paper.


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Invited talks in 2019

10-15 February - International Congress of Arachnology (Christchurch, New Zealand)

3 March (via video conference) - Spiders Alive exhibit (Royal Botanical Gardens, Canada)

10-13 April - Comparative Cognition Conference (Melbourne, Florida, USA)

4 June - Appearance on Fanimals (children’s TV show in New Zealand; 4 PM on TV2)

8-11 August - American Psychological Association Annual Convention (Chicago, USA)

8 October - Department of Psychology, Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)

9 October - Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture, Emory University (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)