Research Fellow, Oxford Martin Programme on the Illegal Wildlife Trade, University of Oxford

Amy’s research uses interdisciplinary methods to understand the complex interactions between the legal and illegal markets for bear bile in China, particularly how consumer behavior and demand influence these markets. Before joining Oxford in 2017 she worked at the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre on projects related to the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), and completed a PhD on consumer behavior and the use of the internet in the international wildlife trade, using a case study of orchids.


  • 2019–present
    Senior research fellow, University of Oxford
  • 2017–2019
    Postdoctoral research associate, University of Oxford
  • 2015–2017
    Programme Officer , UNEP WCMC


  • 2015 
    University of Kent, PhD
  • 2008 
    University of Oxford, MSc
  • 2006 
    University of Durham, BSc Natural Sciences