Organization: Natural History Museum - London, Department of Life Sciences – UK
After a PhD with Imperial College London studying aphids and their parasitoids, he started his professional career at the Commonwealth Institute of Entomology, focusing on parasitoid wasps. He is a Council Member of the Royal Entomological Society, and series editor for their Handbooks to British Insects, as well as co-editor of Journal of Natural History since 1995, and serves on the editorial boards of six other biological journals. He has published more than 130 scientific papers, including 2 books (as editor). The main priority of his research is the systematics and biology of “Microhymenoptera”, especially those of economic importance. More recently, molecular characterisation of new species has become an integral part of these studies, including the use of these markers to elucidate phylogenies. He is committed to public outreach, science education, and the facilitation of descriptive taxonomy using modern techniques.