I coordinate the Oxford Martin Programme on the Illegal Wildlife Trade, a research programme based out of University of Oxford and focused on understanding the consumer demand side of the trade. I'm responsible for translating research into impact, dissemination, stakeholder engagement, knowledge exchange as well as ensuring monitoring, evaluation and development of the programme. My particular interests lie in emerging issues, current research trends and collaborative interventions within the wildlife trade. I'm passionate about bridging the gaps between academia, practice and policy as well as between contexts and different stakeholder groups.
One of the ways I'm trying to do this and bring it all together is by buidling a network of people working on the illegal and unsustainable trade. Trading Ideas has been created to provide a space to share information and I'm always looking for contributions, so please get in touch if you are interested! I’d be happy to share your wildlife trade work or highlight your event with our network.
Previously, I've worked for various research, NGO and government institutions on different applied conservation and environmental projects, ranging in focus from: conservation conflicts, community conservation, education and at the interface between business and biodiversity. I also have experience in natural capital consultancy and in private sector business development and operations management.