I am a researcher with interests in the fields of animal behaviour and welfare.
I graduated from the University of Exeter in 2015 with a BSc in Conservation Biology and Ecology. I then spent a couple of years involved with bat and water vole projects for the University of Exeter and the University of Oxford’s Wildlife Conservation Research Unit respectively. After this time I secured funding from the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership to pursue a 1+3 PhD. I completed my MSc in Social Research Methods at the University of Southampton in 2018 and I am now in the second year of my PhD within the Centre for Comparative and Evolutionary Psychology at the University of Portsmouth. My PhD is partnered by the NGO The Donkey Sanctuary and focuses on ways to improve the welfare of working equids around the world. I examine how environmental challenges and human attitudes affect the welfare of working equids using behavioural and physical welfare assessments and interviews in equid owning communities.