My love of the natural world has taken me to some wonderful places. I have spent a year in the company of meerkats in the Kalahari, 6 months in the forest in Cambodia watching gibbons and monkeys, a year in Tanzania leading groups of volunteers on biodiversity surveys, 3 months in Madagascar studying ring-tailed lemur behaviour, and many months in Shetland, Senegal and Greenland in pursuit of the wheatear for my PhD research.
My photographs have been published in a variety of books, newspapers and magazines and I contribute to Alamy Images (UK) and Nature in Stock (Netherlands). I co-run Earth in Focus a website for telling stories about the natural world and its conservation through the fusion of science and powerful imagery.
I was highly commended in the prestigious European Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2009 competition, and won categories in the British Ecological Society’s Celebrating Ecology photographic competition in 2008 and 2010.
I have a PhD from Cardiff University on the impacts of climate change on long-distance migratory birds. I also have a BSc in Zoology from Cardiff University and an MRes in Primatology from Roehampton University, London
I am currently based in Northumberland and lead the research and monitoring programme of Red Squirrels Northern England, a partnership project conserving the red squirrel in it’s last mainland English refuges.