Research interests include biodiversity monitoring and indicators, citizen science, climatic change impacts, conservation priorities, measuring natural capital and ecosystem services, alien invasive species, and the impacts of predation and wildlife diseases. I have a particular interest in bird survey design, monitoring and indicators, and in ecological research and biodiversity conservation more broadly. Promoting informed and evidence-based environmental decision making in a range of academic, policy and political arenas: bridging the gap between conservation science and policy making. I have a passionate and lifelong interest in the nature and environment, focusing on bird conservation being a knowledgeable birder with experience around the world.
I am Head of Species Monitoring & Research at the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science, (profile page) and hold an Honorary Professorship at the Centre for Biodiversity and Environment Research, Department of Genetics, Evolution & Environment, University College London (https://www.ucl.ac.uk/biosciences/departments/gee/research-centres/centre-for-biodiversity-and-environment-research/people).