Fellow at The Safina Center, Durham University

I am a conservation scientist with a doctorate in Biological Anthropology from the University of Cambridge. I aspire to bridge the science-policy-society interface. As a scientist, I am interested in how wild animals adapt behaviorally to human-modified landscapes. As a practitioner I focus on ways of improving human-wildlife coexistence, informing policy decisions with evidence, and raising inclusivity and diversity in conservation.
Previously, I was a 2016-2017 AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow, a Junior Research Fellow in Evolutionary Anthropology at Durham University, and a postdoc and lecturer in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at Princeton University. I have consulted for a range of NGOs including the Wildlife Conservation Society, WildAid, the Environmental Investigation Agency, Tanzania Forest Conservation Group, the Animal Behaviour Research Unit in Mikumi National Park in Tanzania, and Wind East Africa, Ltd.
I advise the Southern Tanzania Elephant Program and am a Research Associate in Zoology and Entomology at the University of the Free State, Qwaqwa campus, South Africa.

Experience

  • –present
    Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology, Durham University