As a Conservation Scientist in the Monitoring Section, my work currently focuses on coordinating large-scale bird surveys and species status assessments.
I recently led on updating both the UK Birds of Conservation Concern and Regional IUCN Red List assessments published in 2021 and co-authored the 2019 State of Nature report.
Current projects include the first national Turtle Dove Survey, IUCN Green Status of Species for British birds, as well as being the science lead for the RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch.
At the RSPB, I have worked on a wide variety of past projects ranging from investigating the causes of Whinchat decline in the UK, Crane and Hawfinch ecology, prioritising UK islands for the removal of non-native vertebrates and coordinating national surveys of Snow Bunting, Cirl Bunting, Ring Ouzel and Dotterel.
- 2020 to present: RSPB representative on the Rare Breeding Birds Panel