Kees’s research combines fieldwork in the Russian Arctic, labwork in Cardiff, and bioinformatics in Bath, to study evolutionary processes underlying shorebird population structure. He is a PhD student supervised by Prof Tamas Szekely (University of Bath), Prof Michael Bruford (Cardiff University), Dr Araxi Urrutia (University of Bath) and Prof Guojie Zhang (Beijing Genomics Institute).
Previously Kees completed a Master’s degree at the University of Bristol, studying the role of bright markings in camouflage, before joining King’s College London as a Research Assistant to study the developmental genetics of zebrafish muscle.