I am a conservation scientist and strategist with over 15 years of international experience applying evidence-based and practical conservation solutions to address marine and terrestrial environmental challenges. I have worked internationally with partners in government agencies, NGOs and businesses on a range of conservation projects.
I have a particular interest in and focus on innovative forms of conservation, such as conservation finance, sustainability science, and corporate biodiversity accountability. With a background in conservation science, I blend my interest in innovative conservation with a passion for delivering practical conservation approaches underpinned by evidence, to strategically address current environmental challenges.
I am the Conservation Strategy Director at the Berks, Bucks, and Oxon Widlife Trust in the UK. Through this role I lead BBOWT’s conservation efforts beyond our nature reserves, leading the delivery of a range of innovative conservation programmes for wildlife in local British landscapes. This includes undertaking activities such as monitoring and managing our Living Landscapes, and working with planners, developers, companies and private landowners to achieve positive outcomes for wildlife.
I am also a Research Associate with the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science at the University of Oxford, collaborating on a number of international conservation research projects.
In the meantime, here is a presentation recorded during my NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship at the University of Oxford, explaining why I believe conservation science is a critical discipline that can and should be applied to businesses wanting to integrate biodiversity into their decision-making: