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Professor, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, 2020-

Associate Professor, College of Medicine and Public Health, Flinders University, 2017-2019

Senior Lecturer, Anatomy & Histology, School of Medical Sciences, Flinders University, 2015-2017

Senior Researcher, Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala University, 2013-2015

Swedish Research Council (VR) Research Fellow, Department of Neuroscience, Uppsala Uni, 2009-13

Australian Research Council Research Fellow (3 year fellowship), The University of Adelaide, 2008-09

Lecturer in Physiology (continuing appointment), The University of Adelaide, 2007-2009

Post doc, School of Molecular and Biomedical Science, The University of Adelaide, 2004-2007

In my group we use hoverflies to understand how the nervous system codes visual information. We use a range of techniques, such as electrophysiology of single neurons in the fly brain, quantitative behavior, free flight experiments, and field site measurements. Our neuroethological approach allows us to use behaviorally relevant stimuli in more controlled laboratory experiments.

Research Interests

My primary research interest in understanding the neural computations underlying motion vision in small brains. You can read more about my research by following the link to my homepage. I am currently looking for people to join my lab. If you are interested, contact me for an appointment.

Completed Supervisions

Principal Supervisions:
  • Arena development for behavioral studies of free-flying flies (Uppsala Univ) (1)
  • Development of FlyTracker software (Uppsala Univ.) (1)
  • Development of visual stimuli for motion vision research (Uppsala Univ) (1)
  • Motion vision processing in fly lobula plate tangential cells (Uppsala Univ) (1)
  • Neural processing of visual information in HS in blowfly – stimulus design (Univ Heidelberg) (1)
  • Octopaminergic effects on motion adaptation (Univ Amsterdam) (1)
  • Target detection in behaving hoverflies (Uppsala Univ) (1)
Associate Supervisions:
  • Local and global neural mechanisms underlying the robust velocity coding of natural images (Univ of Adelaide) (1)
  • The paralemmin protein family – phosphoproteins involved in filopodia and dendritic spine formation (Uppsala Univ) (1)


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Research Areas

  • Medical biosciences

Supervisory Interests

  • Vision
  • Electrophysiology
  • Pollination
  • Image processing
  • Motion Vision
  • Hoverfly
  • Natural Scenes
  • Target Detection
  • Optic Flow
  • Neural circuits
  • Neurons
  • Collision Detection


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