I have an MSc (Distinction) in Wild Animal Biology from the Royal Veterinary College and Zoological Society London. For my research project I investigated the diet of urban colonies of newly sympatric flying-foxes in New South Wales. My fieldwork was in flying-fox colonies along the Australian east coast, and was followed by extensive lab work to determine diet composition through microscopy of faecal samples. During my Masters I was a keeper volunteer at the London Zoo Reptile House, gaining experience working with a range of reptiles.
I have a first-class honours degree in Biological Sciences from the University of Oxford, where I was at Brasenose College. During my undergraduate degree I carried out an internship at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. This internship involved an investigation into variation in insect seed predation across a tropical forest rainfall gradient.
Before returning to Oxford to begin the DTP, I conducted a research internship in South Africa, which gave me the opportunity to work with a wide range of species, from pangolin to leopard to freshwater invertebrates, and experience the day-to-day realities of conservation.
I am a member of the IUCN Species Survival Commission Crocodile Specialist Group, and a National Geographic Explorer.
Highest Aggregate Mark on MSc Wild Animal Biology 2015/16
Royal Veterinary College Community Engagement Award
Brasenose College Scholarship for Academic Excellence
Royal Geographical Society Excellence in Geographical Learning Award