My general interests are in understanding environmental effects on offspring composition, developmental trajectories, energetics and survival and the differences in developmental optima between the sexes. As a postgraduate in the School of Biological Sciences I was particularly interested in environmental effects on the incubation of bird and reptile eggs with special emphasis on the influence of incubation temperature on development in Brush-turkeys. My current work as a postdoctorate researcher in the Colditz group focuses on the function and control of the cardiovascular system of piglets as a model for understanding hypoxic injury in human neonates.