PhD in Conservation Social Science
MSc in Biodiversity & Conservation
BSc in Anthropology
I am a multi-disciplinary social researcher with experience using social and behavioural science approaches to understand the intersection between wildlife & biodiversity conservation and human behaviour, perceptions and attitudes. I have led and contributed to projects exploring the use of mass behavioural data sets to model vulnerability to modern slavery and population health, exploring the social, motivational and attitudinal drivers of the wildlife trade, perspectives and management options to reduce human-wildlife conflict, and the possibilities that citizen science presents to earth observation sciences.
Broadly I enjoy working on anything that supports the development of socially-just solutions to the complex social and environmental problems facing treescapes and wider environments both nationally and internationally. Current topic areas of focus include but are not limited to evidence-led stakeholder engagement, evaluations of policy interventions and taking a One Health approach to forest management.
Examples of current research:
Interested in collaborations which involve policy and practice-relevant research relating to all aspects of trees, woodlands, forests and hedgerows. Particularly interested in collaborations which take (or explore the use of) a One Health approach to environmental management.
Spatio-temporal dynamics of consumer demand driving the Asian songbird crisis. Biological Conservation
Understanding motivations and attitudes among songbird-keepers to identify best approaches to demand reduction. Conservation Science & Practice
Citizen science for Earth Observation (Citizens4EO): understanding current use in the UK International Journal of Remote Sensing