Previous study, work experience and any awards.
I completed my BSc (Biology) and MSc (Ecology, Evolution & Conservation) at Imperial College London. During this time I worked on selection in humans and antler size dynamics in Red Deer (supervised by Prof. Armand Leroi and Prof. Tim Coulson respectively).
Between degrees, I was employed by conservation NGO Frontier, spending six months in London HQ before moving to the Costa Rican rainforest for 15 months to manage a research project. After my MSc I spent a year teaching biology at a secondary school in London before moving back into research at the Institute of Botany, Czech Republic.
Initially a 3-month position, I fell for the charms of the department (and the Czech beer) and spent the rest of the year completing a project there on leaf trait dissimilarity and mixed-species litter decomposition. Most recently Leopard Ecology & Conservation, an NGO based in Botswana, employed me to study the ecology of the Kalahari lion populations.