PhD Candidate in Road Ecology, Nottingham Trent University

PhD researcher in Road Ecology, part-funded by the People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES). For my thesis, I am studying the impacts of roads on mammalian demography, specifically on the viability of hedgehog populations in Europe. Prior to this, I undertook a Masters degree at the University of Oxford in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management. During this time, I studied the impacts of habitat change on a range of biodiversity in Madagascar, namely birds and small mammals.

Research experience extends to the population dynamics and phylogeography of small and medium mammals, including the American mink (Neovison vison) and the greater white-toothed shrew (Crocidura russula). I have previously worked as a research assistant in Brazilian Atlantic rainforest and as an Ecological Consultant in the UK.

My research interests include the applied scientific fields of conservation biology and road ecology, as well as the population ecology of mammals. I am particularly interested in habitat fragmentation and the methods to alleviate the impacts for wildlife.

Experience

  • –present
    PhD Candidate in Road Ecology, Nottingham Trent University

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility Grant
    Role:
    Lead applicant
    Funding Source:
    National Environmental Research Council (NERC)
  • 2018
    Department of Geography Research Grant
    Role:
    Lead applicant
    Funding Source:
    University of Oxford
  • 2018
    Bossanyi Bursary/Grant
    Role:
    Lead applicant
    Funding Source:
    St Peter's College, Oxford