I’m a conservation ecologist and PhD student with interests in invasive species, parrot conservation, ecological modelling, and the amphibian extinction crisis.

I’m a keen naturalist, birdwatcher, and licensed bird ringer (bander), happiest when working in the field somewhere hot and sunny.

Research

I am an incoming PhD student within the Grantham Institute, researching the importance of context and scale on evaluating the impacts of invasive alien species on biodiversity, supervised by Prof. Helen Roy (UK Centre for Ecology and Hydrology), Dr Cristina Banks-Leite (Imperial College London) and Prof. Andy Purvis (Natural History Museum). 

I am also a Visiting Researcher at the School of Biosciences at the University of Sheffield, where I am leading an international collaboration to understand how life history, ecology, and habitat affect the global prevalence of chytrid fungus (Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis) in amphibians.

In 2021, I graduated with a First Class Integrated Masters in Zoology in Professor Andrew Beckerman’s Lab at the University of Sheffield. My masters project focused on developing population models to inform yellow-shouldered amazon (Amazona barbadensis) conservation and poaching in the Neotropics. I’ve also assessed the (mis)match between research attention, conservation evidence, and IUCN status in parrot conservation globally.

In 2018 and 2019, I worked as a research assistant in Professor David Edward’s Lab, researching the long-term effects of selective logging on bird diversity, demography, and movement in the lowland Dipterocarp rainforest of Malaysian Borneo.