Michelle Davis

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Michelle Davis Graduate Teaching Assistant and PhD Student

Michelle joined Edge Hill University in 2015 as a PhD student. She began at the University of Reading where she completed her undergraduate degree in Zoology in 2008. Following this she spent time at the University of Sheffield as a technician before moving to Manchester Metropolitan University where she completed her MSc in Conservation Biology in 2013, with particular focus on the genetics of population and conservation.

Her PhD research will look at the conservation genetics of the Marsh Fritillary Butterfly (Euphydryas aurinia).


  • Examining the genetics and morphometrics of museum specimens of E. aurinia
  • Present population genetics of E. aurinia


  • Ecology
  • Laboratory Masterclass
  • Biogeography
  • Biology in Practise


  • MSc Conservation Biology (Manchester Metropolitan University)
  • BSc Zoology (University of Reading)


Michelle Davis
Biosciences building
Department of Biology
Edge Hill University
Ormskirk, Lancashire
L39 4QP
01695 650 814