The Leverhulme Trust

Funding recived from the Leverhulme Trust.

  • Research Grant (2020-2023) How do bees imprint genes?leverhulme


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Funding received from the Natural Environment Research Council.

  • Research Grant (2016-2019) Bumblebee worker reproduction as an independent test of Haig's kinship theory for the evolution of genomic imprinting
  • NERC Studentship (2015-2018) Methylation and caste in the bumblebee
  • NBAF Award (2014) The effects of ploidy and expression on selection (with Dr. Hammond)
  • NERC Studentship (2012- 2016) Genome-wide genetic load in a social insect
  • NBAF Award (2012) A transcriptomic approach to the specificity of the insect immune system
  • Research Grant (2010-2012) Testing the conflict theory of the origin of genomic imprinting using the bumblebee Bombus terrestris

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Funding received from the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council.

  • BBSRC Studentship (2013-2017) Methylation and imprinting in a social insect
  • BBSRC studentship (2005-2008) Specificity of the insect immune response

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Funding received from The Royal Society.

  • Research Grant (2008) Specificity in the insect immune response
  • Research Grant (2005) Competition and relatedness in the evolution of virulence

International student government funding


Funding received from national governments.

  • Iraqi government scholarship (2014-2018) The role of methylation in ecotoxicology
  • Saudi Arabian government scholarship (Akram Alghamdi) (2008-2012)
  • Malaysian government scholarship (Haniza Ibrahim) (2006-2009)

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Funding received from the Fisheries Society of the British Isles.

  • Research Grant (2006-2007) MHC and parasites in wild zebrafish (with Carl Smith)

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Funding received from the Nuffield Foundation.

  • Undergraduate research bursary in Science (2005) The energetic cost of immune response in insects


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Funding received from the British Ecological Society.
  • Early career project grant (2005-2006) Competition and relatedness in the evolution of virulence

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Funding received from the University of Leicester.

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Funding received from the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour.



  • Small Research grant (2004-2005) Immune response affects flower choice in the bumblebee Bombus terrestris





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