I studied for my degree in biology at the University of Derby mostly focussing on ecology, animal behaviour and evolution. During my time there I completed a field study investigating the impact of urbanisation on biodiversity. I also completed a pilot study developing a method of identifying individual common seals from photographs. Following my time at Derby I moved to Durham University to study for a masters degree with a project examining the possibility that ‘personality’ is linked to female mate choice in grey seals. I then completed my PhD at the University of Aberystwyth where I studied the impacts of urbanisation on the behaviour of passerine birds. Currently I am working at the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology in Germany.
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