My research broadly centres around conservation ecology, specialising on how human-induced habitat change impacts biodiversity and ecosystem services.
I trained in Zoology and went on to complete an MRes and PhD at The University of Nottingham. During this time I worked closely with the Bedouin of South Sinai in Egypt. Here I investigated the impact of traditional desert agriculture on biodiversity and ecosystem services. This research involved quantifying plant-pollinator interaction networks and assessing the importance of crop diversity for maintaining pollination services.
I went on to carry out postdoctoral research at the University of York into the biodiversity impacts of tropical agriculture and associated deforestation. I am now a Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University and am involved in ongoing research into the drivers of tropical forest loss across the African Mountains.