Dr Jamie Stevens
Associate Professor of Molecular Systematics


I am an evolutionary biologist with wide ranging interests in molecular ecology, evolution, population genetics and phylogenetics. For my PhD I worked as part of an MRC unit based at the Bristol Vet School researching the epidemiology and evolution of human trypanosomiasis, and prior to my appointment at Exeter as a Wellcome Trust Biodiversity Research Fellow, my work focused almost exclusively on parasite evolution and population genetics.

More recently, however, whilst continuing my parasitological and entomological research, my interests have diversified into the field of population/conservation genetics and my group now also includes PhD students and post-docs researching a variety of population genetics topics in Atlantic salmon, trout, forensic entomology, European otters and duikers. I am a Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society.

I lead and teach modules in Evolution of Infectious Diseases, Evolution and Informatics, and Sequence Analysis; I also teach the entomological component of the forensic science module. I am the Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes for Biosciences and oversee all MSc programmes within the department. I am a member of the Evolutionary Genetics group within the School.  Further details on all aspects of my research group can be found at: projects.exeter.ac.uk/meeg.


1987-1991 PhD Parasite Systematics, University of Bristol
1986-1987 MSc Biological Computation, University of York
1980-1984 BSc Applied Biology, Liverpool Polytechnic


2007-present Associate Professor of Molecular Systematics, School of Biosciences, University of Exeter
2004-2007 Reader in Molecular Systematics, School of Biosciences, University of Exeter
2001-2004 Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, University of Exeter
1998-2001 Wellcome Trust Research Fellow (Biodiversity), School of Biological Sciences, University of Exeter
1996-1998 Research Fellow, Department of Genetics, University of Leicester/School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol
1993-1996 Research Associate, School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol
1992-1993 Charge de Recherche, Laboratoire Genetique Moleculaire des Parasites et des Vecteurs, UMR CNRS/ORSTOM 9926, Montpellier, France
1987-1991 Research Assistant, MRC Trypanosomiasis Research Group, Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bristol

Assessing marine connectivity in temperate waters using pink sea fans


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