Birmingham Fellow | IIASA-NERC Research Fellow

University of Birmingham

IIASA, Vienna

I am a computational/spatial ecologist interested in understanding how anthropogenic changes such as climate and land-use change affect global ecosystems, and how this in turn affects human well-being.

I am particularly interested in using novel statistical methods and heterogeneous sources of data to answer applied and theoretical questions. I was previously a mathematician and database developer, and apply skills learned there to answer ecological questions.

I am currently working at the University of Birmingham in the role of Birmingham Fellow. The first three years of this will be spent working on the IIASA-NERC funded project A complex-systems approach to improve understanding of the biodiversity-landscape structure relationship.


  • Spatial ecology
  • Macroecology
  • Landscape ecology
  • Social-ecological systems
  • Statistics
  • Citizen Science


  • PhD in Geography, 2015

    University of Nottingham

  • MSc in Environmental Management, 2011

    University of Nottingham

  • BSc in Mathematics, 2005

    University of Southampton