I am a conservation biologist with an interest in human-wildlife conflict, behavioural ecology and endangered species conservation.
My PhD research is studying threats to Temminck's ground pangolin (Smutsia temminckii), including the impact of electric fences on pangolin populations in South Africa.
I graduated from University College Dublin with a BSc (Hons) in Zoology in 2017. My dissertation studied the impact that African elephants have on game reserve vegetation in South Africa and aimed to improve reserve management. I then completed an MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation at University of Leeds in 2018. My research project worked with Colobus Conservation in Kenya and studied methods to prevent primates from crop-foraging on farms with the goal of reducing human-wildlife conflict. After this, I worked as an Ecological Consultant before joining University of Brighton as a PhD student in 2020.
Master, University of Leeds
Sep 2017 → Sep 2018
Bachelor, University College Dublin
Sep 2013 → May 2017
- QL Zoology
- Wildlife Conservation
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