Academic Positions

2019-Present, David Phillips Research Fellow, Newcastle University

Postdoctoral Positions and Fellowships

2013-2019 , Postdoctoral Research Associate, Newcastle University

2016-2017, College for Life Sciences Fellow, Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin

2011-2013, Marie Curie Fellow, Queen Mary University of London

2010-2011, Human Frontiers in Science Program Fellow, Queen Mary University of London

2009-2010, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Minnesota


PhD, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, 2008

Integrated MSc, Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani, 2001

Positions and Awards

2018- present: Academic Editor, PLoS One

2015 – present: Member, Executive Committee, Centre for Behaviour and Evolution, Newcastle University

2020- present: Member, Equality, Diversity, Inclusivity and Accessibility Committee, Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour

2020- present: Inclusion and Diversity Committee, International Society for Neuroethology

2019-2022: Newcastle University Race Equality Network Advisory Board member

2014 – 2019: Member, Equality and Diversity Committee, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University
2014 – 2019: Member, Postdoctoral Committee, Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University

2018: Best Postdoc Paper Prize, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Newcastle University

2017: Shortlisted for Times Higher Education Research Project of the Year (STEM)

2015: Great North Museum Fellowship for Public Engagement

2009 Shyamrao Kaikini Award for best PhD thesis in Ecology, Indian Institute of Science