Beginning my university education in palaeontology built a strong foundation for my scientific understanding, studying subjects such as climatology, ecology, and environmental sciences. From this foundation, I developed a passion for conservation and preserving biodiversity in a world increasingly affected by anthropogenic climate change.
My postgraduate studies in ecology and evolutionary biology made me keenly aware of the importance of advising policy-makers and landowners when it comes to matters of conserving biodiversity and ecosystem services. I therefore directed my career in this direction, which led me to an important and beneficial first step; working as a research associate on the Biodiversity Audit of the Norfolk Coast at the University of East Anglia.
My role has largely been focussed on processing and managing the database of over 6 million biological records in R, as well as producing maps using GIS software and contributing to ecological analysis.
MSc Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (Distinction) – Queen Mary University of London, 2020
Dissertation: An individual based model comparing asymmetric and symmetric mutual mate choice under varying environments
BSc Palaeontology – University of Portsmouth, 2019
Dissertation: A multifaceted palaeoenvironmental reconstruction of the Albian (Early Cretaceous) at East Wear Bay, Folkestone (England).