I am a British-based, African ecologist and conservationist. I have a Senior Lecturer position at Liverpool John Moores University in the United Kingdom, and an Honorary Fellowship at the University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa.
I grew up in Zimbabwe, and studied to MSc level in South Africa. In-between studies I worked in the Zimbabwean conservation field, mostly in the Zambezi Valley and the Save-Limpopo Lowveld. I was then awarded a prestigious Australian Postgraduate Award for a PhD; which I completed at the University of Adelaide. That led to a couple of prestigious fellowships, including a Marie Curie at Imperial College London (Silwood Park).
In all that time I was privileged to be mentored by world-leading scientists, and through collaboration – I published in top journals, including Nature, PNAS and Ecology Letters. I was further awarded a formal ‘Rating’ by the South African National Research Foundation, and I am on the Editorial Board for the ISI-listed African Journal of Wildlife Research.
I’m now broadly interested in African ecology and conservation. That includes social aspects, such as human-wildlife conflict. I also have an interest in encouraging Afrocentric views and perspectives in African conservation.