ICN 2023 – a journey of collaboration with the ECRs

Research Facilitator

Lucy Radford


I have always been fascinated by animals, and this led me to pursue a career in conservation after finishing my undergraduate studies in Biological Anthropology. While volunteering with various organisations as I researched different Masters degrees, I quickly realised that the area of conservation that fascinated me most was the human dimension of conservation interventions, particularly with reference to non-human primates.

Having completed a Masters in Primate Conservation, I went on to work for several years with a conservation NGO focused on the social dimensions of Barbary macaque conservation in Morocco, and then accepted a communications role at a Sumatran orangutan charity.

I am delighted to be a part of ICCS, to be immersed in the world of interdisciplinary conservation research, and to be able to support the exciting and vital work carried out by the group.

Published papers and posters

Alexander S, Waters S, Aldrich B, Shanee S, Clarke T, Radford L, Hansen M, Gnanaolivu S and Dempsey A (2023). The Past, Present, and Future of the Primate Pet Trade. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-031-11736-7_14.

El Harrad A, Chetuan M, Waters S, Chetuan A and Radford, L (2022). Barbary macaque Presence in the Rif Mountains, North Morocco. Primate Conservation. 36.

Radford L, Alexander S and Waters S (2018). On the Rocks: Using Discourse Analysis to Examine Relationships between Barbary Macaques (Macaca sylvanus) and People on Gibraltar. Folia Primatologica. 89. 30-44. DOI: 10.1159/000485125.

Dore K, Radford L, Alexander S and Waters S (2018). Ethnographic Approaches in Primatology. Folia Primatologica. 89. 5-12. DOI: 10.1159/000485693.

(Poster) Radford L, Waters S and El Harrad A (2016). Multiple Approaches to Conservation Education in Morocco: A Case Study.