Holly is an Irish Research Council funded PhD student in the Laboratory of Wildlife Ecology and Behaviour in University College Dublin. She is interested in investigating animal movement and behaviour patterns to inform conservation management. Her PhD is focused on quantifying different foraging strategies through biologging in the canid family and considering how these dynamics implicate canid species in human-wildlife conflict.
This builds from her MRes degree with Swansea University, in which she interpreted behaviour and reconstructed fine-scale movement paths from biologging data for African wild dogs, domestic dogs and crab-eating fox. Additionally, Holly completed her BA in Zoology through Natural Sciences at Trinity College Dublin and has worked as a research assistant for the University of Cambridge’s Kalahari Molerat Project, the Royal Veterinary College and the University of Oxford on a collaborative study, and Wildbyte Technologies (Swansea University).