I am a postdoctoral researcher in the Insect Cognition lab at Royal Holloway, University of London. My research seeks to understand the causes of variation in social behavior and the consequences of that variation for cognitive and behavioral processes. For example, variation in the number and intensity of an individual's social relationships can influence its likelihood of acquiring potentially adaptive information, but may also determine its vulnerability to disease. Much of my work uses social network approaches, which allows me to tap into a powerful set of tools for analyzing the structure and function of complex systems. For more information, see my "Research Interests" section.