I completed my previous studies at Queen's University, Belfast. My previous work primarily focused on the impacts of anthropogenic noise pollution which eventually led me to use meta-science. Now I am using meta-science to understand the impacts of chemical pesticides on human and environmental health.
Project: Sixty years since Silent Spring: Gaps, biases and limitations in the pesticide literature.
Supervised by: Shinichi Nakagawa, Malgorzata Lagisz. and Russell Bonduriansky
Project Description: My PhD primarily aims to investigate the impacts of chemical pesticides impact the planet. I use research synthesis as a method to describe gaps in our understanding and potential research biases. Through research synthesis, I aim to provide a holistic understanding of the pesticide literature and advance our understanding of the impacts pesticides are having on the environment. Additionally, I am aiming to develop research synthesis guidelines and appraisal tools which will improve research conduct, reporting, and rigor in environmental sciences.
Kunc, H.P., Morrison, K. and Schmidt, R., 2022. A meta-analysis on the evolution of the Lombard effect reveals that amplitude adjustments are a widespread vertebrate mechanism. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119(30), p.e2117809119.