I studied Biology and Ecology at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, with a focus on animal ecology. In 2005 I moved to Newcastle for a PhD in behavioural ecology of starlings. Since then, I’ve worked as a postdoc and research fellow on a range of different projects, including e.g. assessing the effects of wind turbines on wildlife, and international species conservation prioritisation.
Currently (2018-), I am a research fellow in the ConFooBio group at Stirling University, developing and applying models of conservation conflict.