I work on a wide range of monitoring projects. On an annual basis I am usually responsible for designing, managing and analysing results from one or more national bird surveys, (most recently - golden eagle, chough and dotterel). In addition I am involved in monitoring programmes on two of the RSPB's landscape-scale projects - Futurescapes (including lowland wet grassland breeding wader surveys) and target areas for RSPB advisory work (farm advice focus areas). I also lead on production of the annual State of UK's birds report with a group of partner organisations.
Periodically I am involved in other work in the Species Monitoring and Research section and during 2015 I led on production of the State of Nature 2016 report with more than 50 partner organisations.
Communicating findings of surveys and other national monitoring schemes is a large part of my role and I regularly liaise with our media team and partner organisations. I also play an active role in communications in the department by establishing an internet-based workspace "ECOSTAT" for better sharing of statistical knowledge and expertise between colleagues.
- 2011 to present: BirdTrack steering group member