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Professional Experience

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow


(May 1st 2023)

Rapid adaptation in King penguins

Marche Polytechnic University, Italy

Postdoctoral Research Associate

February 2022 - Present

Population genomic studies on the biogeography and evolution of the endemic reptiles of the islands of


University of L'Aquila, Italy

July 2021 - January 2022

Postdoctoral Research Associate

BBSRC Aqualeap: Innovation in Genetics and Breeding to Advance UK Aquaculture Production

University of Exeter, UK

October 2017 - June 2021

Postdoctoral Research Associate

NERC-NSF: Ecological Genomics of Adaptive Polymorphism

University of Sussex --> University of Exeter, UK

July 2017 - September 2017

Postdoctoral Research Associate

CEFAS: Cost-effective genetic monitoring tools for salmonids in the UK

University of Exeter, UK

March 2017 -

June 2017

Graduate Research Assistant

The Leverhulme Trust: Bd fungus lateral flow devices (LFD)

University of Exeter, UK


September 2012 - April 2017

PhD in Molecular Ecology and Evolution

Brown trout and toxic metals: Local adaptation to the legacy of Britain’s mining history

University of Exeter

2009 - 2012

BSc in Ecology and Conservation

University of Sussex

Research Secondments



  • Two-week research secondment with Dr Christopher Wheat (Stockholm University, Sweden). Using Pool-seq to detect signatures of colour polymorphism. Publication (Paris et al. 2022, Nature Communications)

  • Three-month research secondment with Dr Julian Catchen (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA). Developing methods for accurate locus recovery in RAD-seq. Publication (Paris et al 2017, Methods in Ecology and Evolution)

Grants and Awards








  • Genetics Society Training Grant (£500)

  • ‘Lost in Parameter Space’, 2017, Paris, Stevens, Catchen. Top Downloaded Article 2017-2018 and top 20 most read paper in Methods in Ecology and Evolution

  • Genetics Society Training Grant (£500)

  • FSBI Small Research Grant (£4900)

  • University of Exeter Research Enhancement Fund (£480)

  • Genetics Society Training Grant (£700)

  • Santander Postgraduate Research Award (£500)

  • Award nomination: Linnean Society of London Nomination for The Bicentenary Medal

  • FSBI Small Research Grant (£1000), 

  • GBS Workshop Funding, The Genome Analysis Centre (TGAC) (€800), 

  • University of Exeter Research Enhancement Fund (£500)

  • Genetics Society Junior Scientist Travel Grant (£750)

  • NoWPaS 2013 Conference Committee (£21,000, as a committee of six)

  • John Maynard Smith Award for Ecology and Conservation (2012), University of Sussex

Other Stuff

  • Co-Director for the Workshop on Genomics (2018-present)

  • Teaching Assistant for the Workshop on Genomics (2015-2018)

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Coral Reef Field Course, The Bahamas, University of Exeter (2013-2018)

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