About me


Welcome to my ecology and conservation research page!

I am currently a PhD student at the Centre for Integrative Ecology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences in Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.

My PhD focuses on understanding the uncertainties and inconsistencies that exist in the IUCN Red List of Ecosystems and IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Additionally, I also investigate the incorporation of remote sensing methods within the Red List framework. The aim of this research is to understand the implications of using different methods to assess species and ecosystem risk, and to expand the capacity of current risk assessments by taking advantage of the non-invasive, efficient, and low-cost nature of remotely sensed data.

In addition to my PhD research, I am also interested in looking for ways to more successfully incorporate environmental issues into policy making, developing methods and tools necessary for spatially-explicit conservation decisions, and studying ecosystem disturbance-recovery dynamics.

Prior to my PhD, I was a research intern working at the Institute of Zoology and Natural History Museum in London, investigating the use of multibeam sonar in kelp monitoring around the British Isles. Before that, I was a Masters student at based at the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research, University College London, the Institute of Zoology, and the London Natural History Museum.