I completed my BSc in Ecology and Environmental Biology in 2008 and went on to achieve an MRes in Biodiversity and Conservation in 2011 both at the University of Leeds.
I have worked on projects ranging from a population count of the blue iguana in the Cayman Islands to otter conservation with the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.
For my masters research I carried out two dissertations, the first being a data analysis project on the economic history of the UK trade in parrots. For my second project I travelled to the Cook Islands and developed a sampling methodology in order to undertake a population census of the Rarotonga starling.
I joined WildCRU in January 2012 to start my DPhil research in hedgehog ecology, looking at the link between hedgehog abundance, suitable habitat and foraging behaviour in rural areas.