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I am passionate about educating our next generation of STEM graduates. In my current role, I develop and deliver innovative teaching programs to advance the discipline of ecology, science practice and communication. My education-focused research to date, examines student perceptions of teaching approaches in a core multidisciplinary science unit and approaches to improve key employability and communication skills in science graduates. My discipline specific research assesses the ecology and conservation of raptors within altered environments. In particular, identifying factors that influence occurrence, spatial distribution and persistence of raptor populations. By identifying the drivers and hazards for fauna within modified landscapes, we can aim to produce biologically resilient systems that can coexist alongside human populations. My research outputs have been disseminated at international and national levels, but also to relevant government stakeholders and the community.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Research area keywords

  • raptors
  • owls
  • spatial ecology
  • urbanisation
  • landscape gradients
  • biodiversity conservation
  • GIS


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