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Department of Zoology

 

Biography

I'm a third-year PhD student in the Insect Ecology Group at the University Museum of Zoology.

I graduated with a BA in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge in 2017, focusing on zoology in my final year. For my final-year research project, I investigated the relationship between biodiversity and wellbeing at a senior school in Canterbury, a project which was funded by a Partnership Grant from the Royal Society. I then completed an MSc in Human Evolution & Behaviour at UCL, during which I researched the origins of lethal conspecific violence in humans and other apes.

Aside from my research, I enjoy getting involved public engagement and writing about nature, conservation and ecology.

Research

I'm interested in the relationship between nature, human wellbeing and engagement with the natural world, especially in children.

For my PhD, I'm researching green spaces in UK primary schools. I'm interested in what biodiversity is present there and how we can manage it better for wildlife. I'm also interested in how green space can affect children's awareness of local wildlife and how teachers make use of green space in teaching.

My PhD is funded by NERC via the Cambridge Earth System Science DTP.

PhD Student

Contact Details

Museum Room G.15
01223 (7)68919

Affiliations

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Person keywords: 
Insect ecology
Nature and wellbeing
Engagement