I’m an interdisciplinary conservation researcher with an interest in social-ecological systems, interdisciplinary approaches to tropical conservation, the ecosystem service approach and its critiques, debates surrounding sustainable development and the role of different knowledges in conservation research and management.
I completed my PhD at the University of Leicester (School of Geography, Geology and the Environment) in December 2017. My interdisciplinary PhD evaluates the importance of fish(ing) to human communities in the Sebangau (Central Kalimantan, Indonesia) using Assemblage Theory as a framework. This also involved completing some of the first long-term fish and water quality surveys in the Sebangau River and Forest. You can find a more detailed outline of my thesis here.
In October 2018 I started an ESRC funded Postdoctoral Fellowship based at the University of Leicester, working with the Borneo Nature Foundation continuing my work on sustainable livelihoods in Indonesian tropical peatlands to support poverty alleviation, increased food security and biocultural conservation.
More information about what I do and a link to my CV can be found in the About page.
I am a member of the International Peatland Society, UK Tropical Peatland Working Group, the British Ecological Society, Society for Conservation Biology and WI-IUCN SSC Freshwater Fish Specialist Group.