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I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow working in conservation ecology in the Department of Zoology, University of Venda, an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Anthropology at Durham University, and an Independent Researcher at the Institute for Globally Distributed Open Research and Education (IGDORE).
My research interests include conservation ecology, wildlife management, and animal behaviour, with an emphasis on African carnivores. I have a particular focus on identifying and mitigating threats to wildlife, and assessing the ecosystem services provided by predators.
My previous positions include Research Coordinator at the Primate and Predator Project (South Africa), and Cheetah Project Coordinator at Dambari Wildlife Trust (Zimbabwe). I conducted my PhD at Durham University, studying the impact of land reform on the status of large carnivores in Zimbabwe. In addition to working in southern Africa, I have fieldwork experience in southeast Asia and latin America.
I live in a the bush in South Africa with my wife Katy and our son Finn. When not chasing leopards I enjoy hiking, camping, trail running, mountain biking, photography, archery, and playing guitar.