I am a computational ecologist and conservation scientist, working to improve conservation decisions, especially in polar regions. I am interested in how biodiversity responds to large-scale stressors (such as climate change) in the past, present and future, and how understanding this can inform policy and conservation management.

I am currently an 1851 Research Fellow at the Centre for Ecology and Conservation, University of Exeter. Working alongside Dr Regan Early, I am investigating past species responses to climatic change to better predict future responses. My previous research has included studies of protected area effectiveness at a global scale, conservation of polar regions, and methods to better work with count data.

Most of my work is modelling based, and I am experienced with species distribution models, population models, mixed effects models and Bayesian hierarchical models. I am fluent in R, proficient in Python, and have significant expertise in large dataset management, high performance computing and GIS.

I am passionate about ensuring that my work extends beyond academia and have collaborated with The Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR), WWF via The Living Planet Index, Wetlands International and The International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN).