I have recently started a new position at the University of Aberdeen, and I am always happy to chat with prospective PhD students, postdocs, and summer interns. Scotland's a wonderful place to live, especially Aberdeen -- you can see the ocean from much of the Zoology building!
Some of the funding for PhD students in my lab comes through various DTPs (Doctoral Training Programmes), which are advertised throughout the year (though primarily in the late autumn) and have various complicated eligibility requirements. Supervisors like me often have a good idea of what DTP positions might be coming up, and some programmes even allow projects to be developed with a specific student in mind, so if you're interested in doing a PhD with me, feel free to get in touch whether or not I'm currently advertising anything.
I supervise MSc and honours projects through the University of Aberdeen School of Biological Sciences; this is typically through projects that I propose, though if you have an idea that you think aligns with my lab, come chat with me! (Chat with me early -- like, September - October.) I am also able to supervise through other schools, if you've wandered in from somewhere like geography or anthropology.
I can also supervise palaeobiology students (e.g., MSci, MSc, interns) through the University of Bristol.
In general, I am broadly interested in how behavioural traits shape macroevolutionary trajectories. At the moment I mostly work in birds, mammals, and human languages, but I'm very open to projects involving phylogenetic comparative methods and/or big trait databases in other systems. I take my responsibilities as a mentor very seriously, I strongly value work-life balance, and I am happy to flexibly work with you to design a project that meets your goals. In return, I'm looking for lab members who are fascinated by variation in the natural world, love coding, and want to make science a more welcoming and inclusive place.
US citizens wanting postgraduate experience in the UK might be especially interested in the Fulbright or Marshall programs; start your application early, as these fellowships are both extremely competitive! Prospective students from certain Commonwealth countries might be interested in the Commonwealth scholarships. Other non-UK students should check with their home countries, as similar programmes may exist elsewhere.
Prospective postdocs might want to check out the Marie Skłodowska-Curie program, the Royal Society Newton Fellowship, the BBSRC Discovery Fellowship, and/or 1851 Royal Commission Fellowships.