Broadly, my interests are focussed on land use change in the tropics, specifically how to manage agriculture to minimise its effects on biodiversity. My interest in tropical ecosystems peaked during a field trip to Borneo between the second and third year of my undergraduate degree, during which I investigated the effect of road edges on forest structure. My MBiolSci dissertation focusses on agricultural management techniques, informing my final project that will use dung beetles to assess the biological impacts of oil palm agriculture in the neo-tropics.
Outside of university, I’m a keen football fan supporting Liverpool FC and playing five-a-side a couple of times a week. I also play other sports, such as squash, from time to time. The rest of my time is usually spent listening to live music whilst enjoying a drink.