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PhD Candidate, Conservation Science, University of Oxford

I am an inter-disciplinary conservation scientist, with a particular interest in understanding the socio-economic drivers of biodiversity loss, and trade-offs between conservation and development. I work on designing conservation interventions that can reduce threats to nature whilst also allowing people and communities to thrive; and on predicting and evaluating the impacts of conservation interventions.

I have a decade of experience working on a range of conservation issues in a variety of contexts, including shark and ray management in Indonesia; protected area management in East Africa; and community-based tourism in rural Ethiopia. I am currently completing a DPhil at the University of Oxford on designing practical measures for reducing fishing mortality of threatened shark species, particularly in small-scale fisheries and ocean-dependent coastal communities. I have an MSc in Conservation Science from Imperial College London (Distinction), and a first class Honours degree in Natural Sciences (Zoology) and Management Studies from the University of Cambridge.

Experience

  • –present
    DPhil Student, University of Oxford

Education

  • 2016 
    Imperial College London, MSc Conservation Science