Ian, originally from the UK, works on the performance and costs of protected areas. He completed his PhD in 2010 which was carried out jointly with the University of Cambridge, ZSL London and the UNEP – World Conservation Monitoring Centre. The PhD focussed on assessing the conservation performance of Africa’s protected areas. Prior to the PhD Ian worked for South African National Parks and competed an MSc at Imperial College London. Ian worked as a post-doc at the ARC Coral Reef Centre of Excellence in Townsville working with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service to understand the costs of effective protected area management.