I am a researcher, working on issues of conservation, human-wildlife conflict and primatology in Indonesia. I am currently employed as a Senior Lecturer in Anthroplogy at Oxford Brookes University. My research has a predominantly interdisciplinary approach incorporating the wildlife’s and local people’s perspective. Current projects focus on the development of spatial models of crop-raiding, issues of risk preception, conflict development and coping stratgies with a view to providing management plans for the conservation of macaques in Sulawesi, Indonesia.
I’ve been working on a small island in Sulawesi, Indonesia since 1998 on human-wildlife conflict of local people and the endemic Buton macaque, a species of monkey currently listed as vulnerable to extinction. In 2005 I helped local people on the island to set up an NGO to continue working on the conservation of this species. I have worked closely with Operation Wallacea and was part of their World Bank GEF funded program running education projects in local schools across the island.
At Oxford Brookes I teach undergraduate modules on Hunter-gatherer Ecology, and Human Resource Ecology, and supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate theses. I also have a number of PhD students.
For a list of publications see here
- 2005 – Ph.D. in Biological Anthropology University of Cambridge, UK , “Crop-raiding by Macaca ochreata brunnescens in Sulawesi: Reality, perceptions and outcomes for conservation” Supervisor: Prof Phyllis Lee
- 2005 – Ma cantab Biological Anthropology, University of Cambridge. UK
- 2001 – Ba cantab, Biological Anthroplogy (first class honours), University of Cambridge. UK
- 2009 – Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Higher Education, Distinction, Oxford Brookes University, UK
- 2006 – Associate Teachers in Higher Education Course, Oxford Brookes University