As a behavioural ecologist, my research integrates ecology, bioacoustics, and network theory to study the evolution of group living, social structure and cultural transmission in cetaceans. In particular, my recent work has focused on the co-evolutionary drivers of acoustic complexity and social behaviour.

I mentored under Hal Whitehead through my masters and doctoral work at Dalhousie University, Canada. I am currently an VILLUM Research Fellow in Peter Madsen's Marine Bioacoustics Lab at Aarhus University in Denmark. I split my time between in Denmark, my human family in Canada and the whale families which so patiently let him share in their lives off the island of Dominica in the Caribbean.