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Programme Officer, SSC Small Mammal Specialist Group, International Union for the Conservation of Nature

I am the Programme Officer for the IUCN SSC Small Mammal Specialist Group, hosted by Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.

In 2022 I completed my PhD at the University of Reading, funded by the People’s Trust for Endangered Species and the British Hedgehog Preservation Society. I studied the ecology and conservation of West European Hedgehogs in urban areas, with particular reference to (1) habitat use (and on a finer scale, garden use) by hedgehogs, (2) activity patterns over-winter, (3) nesting in artificial refuges, and (4) householder engagement in improving garden connectivity for hedgehogs.


  • 2022–present
    Programme Officer, IUCN SSC Small Mammal Specialist Group
  • 2016–2019
    Ecologist, GS Ecology


  • 2022 
    University of Reading, PhD Biological Sciences
  • 2015 
    University of Reading, MSc Wildlife Management and Conservation
  • 2014 
    Keele University, BSc Biology with Applied Environmental Science