I am an environmental social scientist with a track record of delivering interdisciplinary and applied research. I work with conservation practitioners to understand conservation problems and develop solutions.
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I was priviliged to speak at the 2021 Science-Technology-Society Seminar, hosted by the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. I spoke about the role of applied social science in supporting efforts to conserve biodiversity and One Health. You can watch the video at the link below. My talk … Continue reading Seminar at University of Santo Tomas, Philippines →
Social networks are critical to the success of behavioral interventions in conservation because network processes such as information flows and social influence can enable behavior change to spread beyond a targeted group. We investigated these mechanisms in the context of a social marketing campaign to promote a wildlife poisoning hotline in Cambodia. With questionnaire surveys … Continue reading Effects of social networks on interventions to change conservation behavior →
Combining simulation and empirical data to explore the scope for social network interventions in conservation
Conservationists can use social network analysis to improve targeting for behaviour-change interventions, selecting individuals to target who will go on to inform or influence others. However, collecting sociometric data is expensive. Using empirical data from a case study in Cambodia and simulations we examine the conditions under which collecting this data is cost-effective. Our results … Continue reading Combining simulation and empirical data to explore the scope for social network interventions in conservation →
I have now officially completed my PhD! My thesis was entitled ‘Improving environmental interventions by understanding social networks’ and a full copy can be found HERE.
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