Dr Tom Reader - a brief history

2004 - present

University of Nottingham, UK

Lecturer in the Ecology and Behaviour group, School of Biology. Deputy Head of Teaching, convenor of MSci degrees, and holder of a Lord Dearing Award for teaching.


Trinity College, Dublin, Eire

Research assistant with Mark Brown (parasites of social insects - now at Royal Holloway) in the Department of Zoology and man about the house with my wife Nicola McLelland (German linguistics, now at Nottingham).


University of Sydney, Australia

Royal Society Banks-Alecto postdoctoral fellowship. Studying social behaviour in moth larvae with Dieter Hochuli (ecology of terrestrial arthropods, in the School of Biological Sciences).

1997 - 2001

University of Cambridge, UK

PhD: Competition and kleptoparasitism in a reedbed community. In the Department of Zoology, supervised by Pej Rohani (population biology of host-natural enemy interactions - now at University of Michigan) and Laurie Friday.

1994 - 1997

Lancaster University, UK

BSc (hons) Biological Sciences.