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. I have used a wide range of social research methods including qualitative data, structured surveys, and social network analysis, and have developed interventions using social marketing approaches. In my work I draw on a wide range of perspectives, including behavioural sciences and agrarian studies. Please see the projects page for examples of my work and get in touch with any questions!
Currently, I am employed as the Conservation Impact Technical Advisor at WCS Cambodia. In this role, I conduct research to inform the design of and understand the impacts of WCS interventions. My focus is on the REDD+ project in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary and on agricultural programs like Ibis Rice.
I have been interested in nature from a young age, and completed undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in ecology at Imperial College London, specialising in tropical forests, as well as postgraduate studies in the social sciences. I am committed to working pragmatically with practitioners, while drawing on the best available social science and paying attention to questions of justice and equity.
I conducted my PhD research at the University of Edinburgh in collaboration with WCS Cambodia and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science at the University of Oxford. For this project I was awarded an Early Career Grant by the National Geographic Society, and a studentship from the Natural Environment Research Council UK. I have previously been awarded a student award by the Society for Conservation Biology Asia section, a Henrietta Hutton grant by the Royal Geographical Society, and a prize in science communication by the Royal College of Science Union.