I graduated from Lancaster University with a 1st Class BSc Hons. in Ecology, having spent my second year in Macquarie University, Australia.
Prior to undertaking my PhD at the University of Birmingham I worked as a countryside access warden with Norfolk County Council. My role required interaction with local farmers, members of the public and governmental organisations such as Natural England on a daily basis.
I am now in the third year of a four year studentship funded by the BBSRC and Biobest, Belgium.