I joined African Bat Conservation (ABC) as Research Manager in November 2019. I manage the ABC applied conservation research projects and ensure the delivery of the research outcomes across different projects and programmes. In addition to line managing and training the ABC staff, I support and supervise UWE Bat Lab students (both masters and bachelors) and oversee the volunteer mentorship.
I studied at the University of Greenwich for my BSc Animal Conservation and Biodiversity and the at Nottingham Trent University for my MRes Endangered Species Recovery and Conservation. For my MRes project I worked alongside African Bat Conservation, being supervised by Dr Emma Stone, studying the effects of humane roost exclusions on the White Bellied Free Tailed bat (Mops niveiventer) to monitor their movements before and after the humane roost exclusion process using radio tracking. I was awarded the Bat Conservation International student research grant to conduct the research on roost exclusions in Lilongwe to help inform conflict mitigation. Prior to this I have worked in UK conservation for organisations such as Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust and as an ecological consultant specialising in bats. I have been involved in conservation projects in both the UK and Africa and has sat on committees for several conservation groups including being Chair of Nottinghamshire Bat Group.