I completed an MRes in Ecosystem & Environmental Change at Imperial College London after achieving a BA (Hons) in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford. For my master’s thesis I determined whether plant populations may be able to migrate faster than previously thought in response to climate change; I reconstructed velocities of vegetation change during rapid, natural climate changes of the last glacial period and compared these rates with estimated rates for 21st century climate change.
Grants and Awards
2018 – Wolfson College Steward’s Award
2017 – GCEE Prize, Imperial College London
2016 – College Prize & Adam’s Bursary, St John’s College
2015 – Casberd Scholarship, St John’s College
2014, 2015 – Summer Grant, Oxford University Society (East Kent)
Additional Research Experience
In 2019 I completed a NERC Policy Internship at the UK Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST) where I researched and wrote a policy brief summarising climate change-biodiversity interactions and their place in international environmental policy.
I have research experience in polar, tropical, and temperate ecosystems. I spent the summer of 2019 in Svalbard, where I completed the UNIS Arctic Plant Ecolgy PhD course in which I led a project revising and creating a digital key for Draba species. I conducted fieldwork for my undergraduate thesis in Wytham Woods, Oxfordshire (2015) and have also undertaken fieldwork in Borneo (2015) and Sulawesi (2014) as an undergraduate student and as a research assistant. I also undertook a research internship at the Oxford University Museum of Natural History (2015).