Welsh Crucible 2022
Will completed his MEng degree in electronic engineering at the University of York and then shifted fields for his PhD at the University of St Andrews, studying the evolution and mating behaviour of crickets. He then spent three years as a postdoctoral researcher investigating the neurological and behavioural signs of Huntington’s disease, using sheep as a model, at the University of Cambridge. Will is now one year into a postdoctoral position at Bangor University where he is researching the ability of bats to navigate using the Earth’s magnetic field. Will’s research has been based on applying his engineering background to develop novel methods for data collection and analysis in a wide range of fields and he has a strong interest in continuing to apply and develop his skills in new areas.