In 2017 I graduated with a first class degree in Biology from Cardiff University where I developed a strong interest in evolution and the application of genetic and genomic approaches to wildlife ecology and conservation.
As part of my degree I completed a Professional Training Year at the Primate and Predator Project in South Africa. In my role as Predator Research Assistant I contributed to long term data evaluating the nature and extent of human-wildlife conflict within the Soutpansberg Mountains, primarily focusing on leopards. I conducted scat analyses and collected camera trap data to understand diet, food acquisition, and interrelationships between predators.
For my dissertation I worked on a collaborative project between Cardiff University and Durrell Wildlife and Conservation Trust using molecular tools to determine the genetic consequences of species translocations and cryptic population re-establishment among island populations of Bojer’s skinks Gonglyomorphus bojerii.
My recent research works include the spatial genetic structure of African rodent sub-populations affected by landscape heterogeneity in Kruger National Park.