Christina Painting

Christina Painting

Principal Investigator

 

Christina (Chrissie) is a senior lecturer in animal behaviour at the University of Waikato. Chrissie has a BSc (Hons) from Lincoln University, a PhD in biological sciences from the University of Auckland, and has held postdoctoral positions in New Zealand, Australia and Singapore. She is inspired by the incredible amount of phenotypic diversity seen in animals, which has led to her researching the mating systems and behavioural ecology of insects and arachnids around the globe. In 2018, Chrissie received a Rutherford Postdoctoral Fellowship, which adopts an integrative approach to understand the evolution of animal weapons and complex mating behaviours.

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