I am a PhD student in the WiRE lab at the University of British Columbia conducting research on Vancouver Island's coastal wolves. My academic background includes a MSc in Wildlife Management and Conservation from the University of Reading and a BSc in Biology from the University of Southampton.

My field experiences range from camera trapping Eurasian beavers in Scotland and monitoring American mink in England to human-elephant conflict mitigation in Sri Lanka and snow leopard habitat modelling in India. Now based in Canada, I will continue using field techniques to investigate the ecology of coastal wolves and how this affects human-wolf interactions. Please check out the Research page for more information on this project. 

Alongside my work I am keen to develop myself as a science communicator through personal blogs and articles. I'm also a horse rider, rock climber and fair-weather yogi.

Wildlife management is comparatively easy; human management is difficult.

- Aldo Leopald


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