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Research fellow, Newcastle University

I am a Newcastle University Academic Track (NUAcT) Fellow researching global biodiversity conservation and policy. I am based in the Modelling Evidence and Policy research group, within the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences.

I obtained my PhD from the University of York, where I used citizen science data to quantify and understand changes in the distribution and abundance of British butterflies in response to climate change. I then worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala. In this post, I projected the responses of old-forest indicator species of fungi to scenarios of forest management and climate change in Sweden.

I started at Newcastle University as a post-doctoral researcher working on international species conservation science and policy. I then obtained a position as NUAcT fellow and I am now pursuing independent research in biodiversity conservation and policy.


  • 2017–present
    Research Associate in Biodiversity Conservation and Policy, Newcastle University
  • 2014–2016
    Postdoctoral research associate, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences


  • 2014 
    University of York, PhD Biology

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission
  • Member of the British Ecological Society