I graduated in 2022 with a BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences (Ecology) at the University of Edinburgh. During my honours project I investigated the intrinsic protection offered by colour polymorphism and how this can vary with predator species, working with wild corvids as a model system. After graduating, I worked as a field ornithologist at an ecological consultancy, carrying out breeding bird and flight activity surveys for clients in the renewables sector. I also have a range of ornithological surveying and bird ringing experience through volunteering for organisations such as the BTO, RSPB and various bird observatories. My primary interests are ornithology, movement ecology and conservation, which led me to this PhD.