Sally Le Page

Sally Le Page

Sally Le Page

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Name: Sally Le Page
Position: DPhil student
Email: sally.lepage@sjc.ox.ac.uk

Autobiography:

I studied BA (Hons) Biological Sciences as an undergraduate at the University of Oxford (2010-2013), specialising in animal behaviour and evolution. My research project, supervised by Dr Owen Lewis, looked at how habitat complexity affects the trophic interactions between the invasive Harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) and the native 2-spot ladybird (Adalia bipunctata).

I am currently on the BBSRC Doctoral Training Programme for Interdisciplinary Bioscience, under the supervision of Dr Stuart Wigby and Professor Stuart West. During the first year of the programme, I first empirically studied how the relatedness of males mating with the same female affected sexual behaviour and fitness in Drosophila melanogaster. I then modelled a simple cooperatively breeding Hymenopteran species to examine when mutual dependence should evolve and helpers should lose the ability to reproduce. For my DPhil, I will continue to focus on the interplay between sexual and kin selection from both a theoretical and empirical perspective.

I am strongly involved in science communication, and more information about my various outreach activities can be found on my personal website sallylepage.co.uk.