Currently my research centres on ground nesting birds, predation, diagnosing declines of migratory birds and understanding temporal trends and species responses to a changing climate.
At the RSPB I have worked on projects diagnosing causes of decline for pied flycatcher, whinchat, spotted flycatcher and wood warbler, investigated bird population trends in relation to forestry planting and tested conservation solutions for farmland birds.
I work with academic researchers across Europe investigating blood parasites, colouration, population genetics and migration behaviour in pied flycatchers. I have been at the forefront of using minaturised tracking technology to better understand migration behaviour of Afro-Palaearctic migrants.
- 2009-date: Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Exeter
- 2010-date: Founded and run PiedFly.Net
- 2019-date: ExCo of the Migrants Landbird Study Group
- 2019-date: AWERB member, University of Exeter
- 2020-date: ExCo of SPI-Birds
Partners and Collaboration
- Prof Stu Bearhop, University of Exeter
- Dr Kathryn Arnold, University of York
- Dr Ally Phillimore, University of Edinburgh
- Dr Rob Robinson, BTO
- Dr Chloe Natter, Norwegian University for Science and Technology
- Dr Ken Smith
- Ciara Sanchez Paredes, PhD student, University of York - 2021-date
- Fraser Bell, PhD student, University of Exeter - 2018-date
- Jack Shutt, PhD student, University of Edinburgh - 2014-2019