I am a lecturer in conservation biology in the School of Applied Sciences [2013 - present]. Previously I was a postdoctoral research scientist in Upland Research Group at the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust [2010-2013] and did my PhD at the Centre for Agri-environmental Research, University of Reading, in conjunction with the Allerton Project, Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust [2005-2009]. I also have a BSc in Ecological Sciences from the University of Edinburgh [2001-2005].
My research interests are broad, and currently include studying the habitat ecology of threatened birds, evidence-based approaches to camera-trapping, and modelling farmland biodiversity under different management scenarios.
I primarily teach on our MSc Wildlife Biology & Conservation programme in the areas of statistics, applied ecology, biodiversity monitoring and analysis, and avian field surveying.
I am a member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management Scottish Section Committee and the IUCN Otter Specialist Group.