I am interested in the use of conservation genetics in both in-situ and ex-situ environments, as well as using genetic tools to monitor the illegal wildlife trade. I am also interested in disease dynamics in wild populations, particularly understanding disease prevalence and its impact on individual and population survival.
Research Technician at the University of Exeter, working on a collaborative project with the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), investigating the potential genetic basis of human altruism.
Research Assistant at the University of Exeter, where we sought to understand virulence mechanisms of the avian bacterium, Mycoplasma gallisepticum, in North American house finches
- MSc Evolutionary and Behavioural Ecology, University of Exeter (2016-2017)
- BSc Zoology, University College Cork (2012-2016)
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RZSS response to the UK Government’s intention to deprioritise species restoration
I was surprised and dismayed to read about the UK Government’s intention to deprioritise species restoration, which fails to recognise the importance of that vital pillar of biodiversity recovery, as well as flying in the face of recent guidance from the world authority for conservation, the IUCN.
Critically endangered wildcats now call the Cairngorms National Park home
The first round of wildcat releases in Scotland has been completed by Saving Wildcats, led by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS) in partnership with NatureScot, Forestry and Land Scotland (FLS), The Cairngorms National Park Authority, Nordens Ark and Consejería de Sostenibilidad, Medio Ambiente y Economía Azul de la Junta de Andalucía.