Environment and Sustainability Institute
Environment and Sustainability Institute, University of Exeter, Penryn Campus, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 9FE, UK
I am a PhD student based at the Environment and Sustainability Institute (ESI) at the University of Exeter and working in partnership with the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT). My PhD research is focussed on the environmental and social dynamics of lead ammunition use in the UK.
Despite growing concern over the use of lead ammunition and it’s impacts on the environment, wildlife, and human health, lead is still widely used for game shooting in the UK and internationally. My research aims to integrate both natural and social science methods to understand differences in the use, distribution and impacts of lead and non-toxic ammunition on the environment, as well as investigating the social processes underpinning the transition from lead to non-toxic alternatives.
2017 MSc Conservation & Biodiversity (University of Exeter)
2016 BSc Zoology (University of Aberdeen)
Prior to starting my PhD, I worked as a Researcher in Ecosystem Health and Social Dimensions at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT), where I worked on projects relating to lead poisoning, avian influenza, and the impact of wetland landscapes on people’s health & wellbeing.
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My research interests lie in understanding the environmental and social factors underpinning conservation conflicts. I am particularly interested in how interdisciplinary approaches may be used to address conservation challenges and inform effective management and policy decisions.
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