Beth is a current member of the Department and will continue her Royal Society University Research Fellowship with us, which she started in 2019. Beth’s background is in the interface between Biology and Engineering, having studied both her BA and DPhil in the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford.
Her research to-date has focussed on how vibrations through materials can be used as an information source by animals, with a particular focus on spiders and elephants.
She also has a background in access & outreach work with schools. She has a PGCE and has had previous roles as Access & Career Development Fellow at Jesus College and Outreach Lead for Biology at Oxford.
She hopes in her future work to study the mechanical senses more broadly in animals, continuing research that looks across taxonomic groups. She aims to understand how and why mechanical stimuli, from touch to vibration, are used for information.