Researcher biography

My research examines how social and ecological factors interact to influence conservation success. I am interested in understanding how we can improve social and ecological outcomes of conservation interventions in complex social-ecological systems. I have a background in great ape conservation – working with the United Nations Great Ape Survival Partnership in Africa and conducting a PhD examining orangutan conservation in Indonesia. My research has examined a range of topics from a social-ecological systems lens, including killing of orangutans, social drivers of conservation support, and the capacity of conservation projects to achieve win-win outcomes for people and nature.