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Global Head of Wildlife Research, World Animal Protection, and Visiting Researcher, Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), University of Oxford

I am interested in a range of conservation and animal welfare issues. Through my research, I seek to obtain the data needed to inform practical solutions that reduce the suffering of wild animals and protect wild populations.

Since 2004, I have led biodiversity surveys throughout Africa, Asia, Europe and Central America that have generated baseline ecological data for a range of different taxa in previously unexplored areas. I joined WildCRU as visiting academic in 2014 and, throughout my career, I have published over 30 peer-reviewed scientific articles.

Recently I've been involved in addressing a number of complex global issues that threaten wild animal welfare and survival including human-wildlife conflict and wildlife trade.

My efforts have helped to improve the welfare and conservation status of a wide range of different species including sloth bears in India, civets in Indonesia, brown bears in Turkey, and green turtles in the Caribbean.

My main research areas of interests are biodiversity surveys, human-wildlife conflict and wildlife trade.


  • –present
    Visiting Researcher, Wildlife Conservation Unit (WildCRU), University of Oxford