Doctoral students

Luke McClean

BSc (Queens, Belfast)

John Day Building: 1.02
Phone: +27 (0)21 650 3292
Fax: +27 (0)21 650 3295


Luke was born and grew up in Northern Ireland. After completing his undergraduate degree in Zoology locally at Queens University Belfast, he spent the 3 years working on bird projects across five continents. He is now undertaking a masters at the Fitzpatrick Institute, supervised by Prof. Claire Spottiswoode, and co-supervised by Dr. Nick Horrocks of the University of Cambridge. Luke performs his field work in Southern Zambia, investigating the adaptations that have arisen due to coevolution in a brood parasitic system, the honeyguides. Luke is supported by a Study Abroad studentship from The Leverhulme Trust and a NRF research grant. 


Coevolution in a little-known family of brood-parasitic birds: The Honeyguides