Research Fellow
Area of work
Global Biodiversity Monitoring, Co-existence Between Wildlife and people
Marine Predators
Coral Reefs
Contact details

Institute of Zoology,

Zoological Society of London,


NW1 4RY.


Tel: +44 (0) 207 449 6322

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Despite being ecologically, economically and culturally significant, many marine predators are threatened, from both legal and illegal exploitation, but also from the increasing impacts of climate change.

My research seeks to understand the impact of anthropogenic actions on the health, behaviour and distribution of marine predators and assess the subsequent implications for ecosystem health and management effectiveness. I aim to conduct innovative and impactful research through a multi-disciplinary approach including the application of telemetry tagging, remote sensing, chemical tracers and fisheries analyses. I am a strong advocate of stakeholder engagement and strive to ensure that my research translates into management and policy action.

My vision is a world where marine predators thrive and the livelihoods and cultures that depend upon them, become secure.

I lead the Ocean Predator Lab (OPL) here at the Institute of Zoology. The OPL is a multidisciplinary and collaborative research group aiming to provide the scientific evidence needed to inform the management of our ocean's predators. We strive to be an inclusive, supportive and productive working environment, focussing on the professional and personal development of our staff and students.

Professional history
  • 2022-Present: Research Fellow, Institute of Zoology, ZSL, UK
  • 2013-Present: Committee Member, Reef Conservation UK, UK
  • 2013-Present: Visiting Lecturer, Royal Veterinary College, UK
  • 2013-Present: Member, IUCN Mangrove Specialist Group Secretariat
  • 2019-2021: Bertarelli Programme in Marine Science Research Fellow, Institute of Zoology, ZSL, UK
  • 2016-2019: Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Zoology, ZSL
  • 2013-2016: PhD Candidate, University College London, UK
  • 2009-2013: Marine and Freshwater Programme Coordinator, Conservation Programmes, ZSL, UK
  • 2009-2009: General Marine Scientist, Operation Wallacea, Indonesia
  • 2008-2009: MSc. Marine Biology, Coral Reef Research Unit, University of Essex, UK
  • 2005-2008: BSc. Marine and Freshwater Biology (Hons), University of Essex, UK