I work in ecological restoration and conservation in Scotland and have a particular interest in the ecological and human dimensions of Eurasian lynx (Lynx lynx) reintroduction to Scotland. My ambition is to contribute robust scientific evidence to this highly politicised discourse.
I obtained a BSc in Natural Sciences from Durham University and an MSc in Conservation Biology from the Durrell Institute for Conservation and Ecology. In 2019, I joined the LIFE Lynx team in Romania to help trap and translocate Eurasian lynx as part of a genetic rescue project and have since worked on a number of research projects at WildCRU, as a research assistant and collaborator, looking into the social issues surrounding lynx reintroduction to Scotland. My current research focuses on investigating acceptability of lynx reintroduction among the Scottish public using quantitative social science experiments.
Kirkland, H., Hare, D., Daniels, M., Krofel, M. Rao, S., Chapman, T., & Blossey, B. (2021) Successful deer management in Scotland requires less conflict not more. Frontiers in Conservation Science 2. doi: 10.3389/fcosc.2021.770303