Meet The Team
Senior Lecturer in Conservation Biology
My research focuses on how the social and physical environment affects individual behaviour, and how this behaviour, can, in turn, alter that environment. I am particularly interested in primate behaviour, hunting in the tropics and how we make decisions about conservation. My approach to conservation science includes human decisions and behaviour as part of a complex ecosystem, thus most of my work is interdisciplinary and has a strong human focus. I combine approaches and theory from ecology, anthropology and psychology
Postdoctoral Fellow Royal Holloway
I started my postdoctoral fellowship using machine learning to process camera trap experiments in September 2023. Before this, I spent a year as the staff biologist at the Amazon Research Centre in Peru. My PhD research at Royal Holloway from 2018-2022 focused on understanding the impact of human visitors on pygmy marmoset behaviour. I used passive acoustic monitoring with Audiomoth to quantify seasonal and spatial differences in anthropogenic noise and pygmy marmoset vocalisations. I also monitored birds of prey at the site to understand variation in non-human predators at the site, and finally tested whether pygmy marmoset responses to human noise were analogous to their responses to predators.