University of Oxford
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My research interests focus on how wild meat can continue to be sustainably used and managed as an important resource for rural people, who often depend on wildmeat as a key source of protein and micronutrients. This now requires the management of wildmeat use and trade along an increasingly complex commodity chain, as in many regions of Africa and Asia the demand for wildmeat from urban areas (where wildmeat is more often consumed as a luxury item) has increased dramatically over the past decades, threatening the long-term sustainability of the resource. More recently the focus of my work, and my main interest, is how best to support African policy makers and researchers in their work and research on sustainable wildlife management.
I am currently working as a co-investigator and a lead researcher on the TRADE Hub project. This UKRI-GCRF -funded project is led by UNEP-WCMC, and involves over 50 different organisations from 15 different countries, including ICCS. More information here
My role is to coordinate, support and collaborate on wildmeat and wildlife research across the TRADE Hub. We are working with organisations in Gabon, DRC, ROC, Tanzania and Indonesia, to conduct research into current wildmeat and wildlife use and trade in these countries, and to test different policy and management interventions that aim to increase the sustainability of use.
As part of the project, we are working with the Oxford AFOX Initiative, to provide three visiting research fellowships of 3 months to African researchers/policy makers each year, to conduct or write up their research on TRADE Hub related subjects (including on wildmeat, wildlife and agricultural trade.) More information here
2019 – present: Research Fellow, ICCS, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford
2014 – present: Research Scientist, Bushmeat Research Initiative, Centre for International Forestry Research, Indonesia.
2012 – 2014: Associate Senior Research Fellow, Environmental Change Institute (ECI), University of Oxford, UK; Independent Consultant.
Jul – Oct 2012: Visiting Research Fellow, School of Geography, University of Queensland
2009 – 2012: Oxford Martin Research Fellow, ECI, University of Oxford.
2007 – 2008: Programme Officer, United Nations Environmental Programme, World Conservation Monitoring Centre
2001 – 2007: PhD, University of Cambridge Department of Zoology
1996 – 2000: BSc (Honours) 1st class – Environmental and Marine Biology, St. Andrews University, UK