I am a postdoctoral researcher at University College Cork, working on the Supporting Hen harrier in Novel Environments (SHINE) project with Prof. John O’Halloran and Dr. Sandra Irwin. This project uses archival datasets on hen harrier breeding ecology in Ireland to investigate the relationship between hen harrier breeding success and forest management practises. The findings of this study will inform conservation and management processes regarding hen harriers and forests in Ireland.

I hold a Visiting Research Fellowship at Queen’s University Belfast under which I am studying movement ecology, non-native species, and attitudes towards wildlife management. My work is broadly focussed on conducting research which increases our understanding of species ecologies and which informs conservation and management processes. I am also interested in applying new technologies to conservation questions, and connecting people with science and nature.

Research Interests

Conservation biology Invasive species Endangered species Ecology - Community - Movement - Population - Spatial - Urban Animal behaviour


2012-16 PhD, Queen's University Belfast 2010-11 MRes, University of Leeds 2006-09 BSc, Bangor University