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Lochran is an ecologist and conservation biologist based at John Moores University in the United Kingdom - and holds an Honorary Affiliation with the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa. He received a PhD from the University of Adelaide, Australia (2009) and was previously a Marie Curie Fellow at Imperial College London (2011-13). He has been mentored by world-leading scientists and has published in top journals, including Nature, PNAS and Ecology Letters.

Lochran has a research interest in tropical conservation science, with a focus on large African mammals. He is an Associate Editor for the African Journal of Wildlife Research, a Review Editor for the journal Endangered Species Research, and was previously an Associate Member of the F1000 (Theoretical Ecology).


  • 2022–present
    Lecturer, University of Leeds
  • 2016–2021
    Lecturer, Liverpool John Moores
  • 2013–2016
    Carnegie Fellow, University of the Witwatersrand
  • 2011–2013
    Marie Curie Fellow, Imperial College London
  • 2010–2011
    PostDoc, University of Queensland


  • 2009 
    University of Adelaide, PhD