I really enjoy science communication. To me, it is so important for scientists to publish and share their work in ways that isn’t only for other scientists. Through interviews, talks and videos, I try to explain my research in accessible ways, in the hope of engaging people with science and increasing the reach and impact of my findings.
University of Cambridge’s Women in STEM series. 2019. You can find my feature here.
BBC Radio 4’s Inside Science show. 2019 & 2020. I was interviewed twice on my PhD research on roads and British bird populations. (My parts start around 20 and 7 minutes in.)
Galápagos Conservation Trust’s Galápagos Day. 2019. “An archipelago invaded: a tale of ticks, traps and tenacity” (invited speaker). A review of this talk is published here.
King’s College Cambridge 50th Anniversary Reunion Dinner. 2019. “Assessing the contribution of road traffic to declines in British bird populations” (invited speaker).
Zoology Department Alumni Festival, University of Cambridge, UK. 2016. “The impacts of roads on British bird populations” (short talk, part of the Future of Zoology symposium).
The Conversation. How bird life may be affected by roads – and what to do about it.
British Ornithologists’ Union Blog. Road-related complications of bird surveys
Galapagos Conservation Trust Blog. The introduced smooth-billed ani
BTO News. Road Testing
Transport Ecology Blog. Could roads be simplifying bird communities?
Scottish Ornithologists’ Club’s The Hoot (email version)
Research in a nutshell
I produced a 5-minute video to explain the main findings of one of my Ph.D. papers, published in Nature Communications.
I am also an editor of TransportEcology.info, a website providing research summaries and information on the impacts of roads, railways and other types of linear infrastructure.
As a bit of fun, I also produced this chart, to help people ID corvid species in the UK, which proved very popular on twitter. I am planning to make a few more!