Since childhood I have had a lifelong passion for natural history, this interest lead me to graduate with a BSc(Hons.) in Applied Biology from Staffordshire University in 1994.
Since 1996, I have worked on a number of projects for the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science originally looking at a declining population of farmland song thrushes in Essex. Subsequently I have worked on an array of both farmland and woodland research projects focusing on determining factors for species declines.
My main research interests are long term monitoring of populations, demography of declining species, response of species to habitat changes, use of technology to track birds, dietary analysis by faecal analysis.
I am currently based at RSPB Hope Farm, Cambridgeshire. Here I conduct the day to day biological monitoring and collect data on responses to changes in farm management on birds, pollinators and also more recently soil condition.