My research focuses on the conservation of freshwater megafauna, with a particular focus on their biocultural diversity, recognizing the various cultural roles of freshwater megafauna species as a key aspect of their conservation. I am interested in conservation of biodiversity in all its facets – species, cultural, functional and phylogenetic – especially how we can use different types of diversity in an applied way, to gain public and political support for the conservation of freshwater species and their threatened ecosystems.
I am dedicated to the conservation of crocodilians, and prior to starting at IGB focused on the conservation management of the gharial in Nepal. I am co-chair of the European Croc Network, and of the Early-Career Croc Network for Asia, and am a member of the IUCN SSC Crocodile Specialist Group.
2023 – present Postdoc, Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Germany
2017-2023 DPhil in Conservation Biology, University of Oxford, UK & Zoological Society of London (ZSL) UK
2015-2016 MSc in Wild Animal Biology, Royal Veterinary College, UK & Zoological Society of London, UK
2012-2015 BA in Biological Sciences, University of Oxford, UK