2007- Chair in Conservation Science, Aberdeen University.
2008-2011 Director of ACES
1997-2007 Research Scientist at CEH, Banchory.
1990-1997 Research Scientist at ITE, Monks Wood.
1985-1989 PhD Leeds University.
1982-1985 BSc (Ecology) Leeds University.
My core research interests lie in conservation and ecology. My work has focused on long-term and large-scale field systems, using experiments to tease out the impact of population processes and land use on individual behaviour, populations and communities. Current research is on conservation conflicts - how do we enable coexistence between livelihoods and biodiversity conservation?
Beyond conflict: exploring the spectrum of human–wildlife interactions and their underlying mechanisms