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I am a conservation biologist. I use population modelling to understand and propose management actions to conserve animal populations under global change, from native Galapagos rodents to Malaysian orangutans. My research has included fisheries metapopulation modelling, spatial population dynamics and effects of connectivity, susceptibility of social species (particularly bats) to Allee effects, and effects of Allee effects on population extinction dynamics. Please see my website for more details.

Academic Background

Cefas Senior Statistician (statistics); GWCT Research Scientist (fisheries); GWCT postdoc (fisheries & statistics); Adelaide Uni postdoc (ecology & statistics); Paris Sud XI PhD (ecology & statistics); Oxford Uni MSc by research (ecology); WildCRU research assistant; UNEP-WCMC information officer; Swansea Uni BSc (zoology)

ICES Working Group for North Atlantic Salmon (WGNAS); ICES Workshop for North Atlantic Salmon At-Sea Mortality (WKSalmon); National Centre for Statistical Ecology (NCSE) member; Royal Statistical Society (RSS) felllow

Education/Academic qualification

Unknown, Doctor of Science, University of Paris-Sud


Award Date: 1 Oct 2010

Master in Science, University of Oxford


Award Date: 1 Oct 2006

Bachelor of Science, Swansea University


Award Date: 1 Oct 1999

External positions

Senior Statistician, Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science


  • Data Science and Statistics
  • Biodiversity, Conservation & Environmental Biology