Research Employment

2016-present     Post-doctoral Research Assistant, University College London, Department of Geography, UK. Working on Hydroscape a NERC highlight topic project, PI Prof Nigel Willby, University of Stirling. UCL co-PIs: Prof Neil Rose, Dr Carl Sayer, Dr Helen Bennion and Prof Viv Jones.

2014-2015            60% FTE Post-doctoral Research Assistant, University College London, Department of Geography, UK. Working on NERC-BESS research grant Lake BESS, UCL PI Dr Carl Sayer.    I have led the planning and execution of the entire project including budget management, field work, data collating, analysis and write up. I report our progress on our blog “Lake BESS”.

2013-2015            60% FTE Stay-at-home Dad.    I had to take multi-tasking, prioritisation, time management and learning new skills to a whole new level in order to write up my thesis and conduct my post-doctoral research while looking after our daughter 3-5 days a week from her birth in January 2013 to January 2016.

2009-2014           D.Phil (PhD) in Ecology, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, UK. “Holocene tree cover and large-herbivore densities in Europe”. Supervision: Prof Kathy Willis and Dr Shonil Bhagwat, NERC studentship.

2010-2011            Social-science research assistant to Dr Dariusz Wojcik, School of Geography, University of Oxford.

2007-2008            Archaeobotany research assistant to Prof Stephen Mithen and Dr Emma Jenkins, Department of Archaeology, University of Reading.

2006                       Research assistant at Agroscope, the National Research Centre in Agronomy, Switzerland.