I am a specialist in applied ornithology; key research interests include ecology and conservation of farmland birds in temperate and tropical habitats, winter ecology of Palearctic migrant birds, conservation of rare and endangered bird species and the restoration and protection of key sites for biodiversity species.
I currently lead a team of scientists who work with partner organisations throughout the world to strengthen their capacity to undertake scientific research that will underpin the conservation of biological diversity. This involves assisting in the design and implementation of research projects and programmes and expert advice and training in relation to the analysis and interpretation of results. The team has strong research programmes in UKOTs (endemic landbirds, seabirds and invasive species control), tropical forests (biodiversity and carbon), Afro-Palearctic migrant birds, conservation of Globally threatened species e.g. vultures, Bald Ibis, Sociable Lapwing, Liben and Razo lark UKOT endemics).