1994-1997 BSc Zoology, Queen Mary & Westfield College, London
1999-2003, PhD in squirrel ecology: The Influence of Forest Management on the Spatial and Temporal Ecology of Squirrels”, University of Newcastle.
I joined WildCRU in 2004 as a volunteer field assistant on the Badger Project and then became a field assistant on the Upper Thames Project for several years. As part of this role I undertook dormouse surveys in Oxfordshire to collect baseline data whilst applying for post-doctoral funding to investigate dormouse and grey squirrel competition. I was project manager for WildCRU’s PTES funded research to investigate the distribution of harvest mice in 3 counties before leaving WildCRU in 2009 to pursue an ecosystem modelling post-doc at Wageningen University, The Netherlands.