I grew up in France where I studied Physics, Chemistry and Engineering up to Master’s level at the ESPCI Paris before deciding to focus on biology.
My first experience of behaviour ecology research was at the University of Cambridge, where I did a short research project under the supervision of Dr Camilla Hinde. After reading an MSc in Integrative Bioscience at the University of Oxford, I spent a year as a research assistant first studying stitchbirds coloration for the London Zoological Society, then studying shearwater spatial ecology in Wales for the University of Oxford.
I did my DPhil in the Oxford Navigation Group under Prof Tim Guilford’s supervision, as a BBSRC – Microsoft Research scholar. I am now a Junior Research Fellow at Queen’s College, and a Stipendiary Lecturer at Merton College, while remaining a member of the Department of Zoology of Oxford University. In 2018 I also became a National Geographic Explorer, and I was a Sky Ocean Rescue Scholar for 2018-2019.
I currently supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students. I am also Associate Editor for the Journal of Animal Ecology, and secretary of the UK Seabird Group.