Welcome!

Once a microbial geneticist and experimental microbiologist, I now use bioinformatics and computational methods to study host-microbe interactions and the links between the human microbiome and disease (including infectious) using microbial (meta)genomics. I am based in Melbourne (Australia) and part of the Cambridge-Baker Systems Genomics Initiative, a joint research program led by A/Prof Mike Inouye between the Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (Melbourne, Australia) and the Department of Public Health and Primary Care at the University of Cambridge (UK).

My past and enduring research interests have also been on the population genomics and evolution of infectious diseases and specific bacteria of medical and veterinary interest, such as Campylobacter or Staphylococcus. I now work closely with Professor Kathryn Holt at the Monash University Central Clinical School (Melbourne, Australia) and am keeping an affiliation at the Milner Centre for Evolution (University of Bath, UK) with Professor Samuel Sheppard.

You can follow me on Twitter at @phylogeo.