Amy Pedersen, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Amy B. Pedersen is a Reader in the Institute of Evolutionary Biology at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Amy earned her PhD from the University of Virginia, USA then completed her postdoctoral training at the University of Georgia, before moving to the University of Sheffield, UK on a Royal Society International Fellowship.  Next, she moved to Edinburgh on a series of fellowships including a Wellcome Trust Advanced Fellowship and a Chancellors Fellowship. Amy’s research focuses on understanding how parasites impact the fitness and dynamics of their wild hosts, specifically by recognising the complexities that are inherent in natural systems.