My interests lie within human-wildlife conflict and mitigation. I completed my Masters degree at Exeter University where I investigated the effectiveness of acoustic deterrents in South Africa. This study aimed to work with local farmers to come up with non-lethal solutions to deter crop-raiding baboons. For the most part of the last 5 years I have been working on research projects in the UK and overseas, all with an overarching focus on human-wildlife conflict and species-specific responses to climate change.
I am currently working as a Post Graduate Research Assistant with the Bat Conservation Research Lab coordinating the delivery of the study investigating bat activity and the importance of connectivity features in Somerset, in partnership with North Somerset Council.