Professional summary

Research Interests

  • Biodiversity Monitoring
  • Biological Recording
  • Citizen Science
  • Biological Impacts of climate change

Brief CV

  • 2022 to date: Individual Merit Scientist
  • 2010 to date: Head of the Biological Records Centre
  • 2007 to 2008: Coordinator of the EU FP6 project, Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE)
  • 2002 to date: Leading the CEH contribution to the UK Butterfly Monitoring Scheme
  • 1999-2004: Research on farm-scale effects of herbicide-tolerant GM crops
  • 1998-2001: Research on ecology of urban ecosystems
  • 1994 to date: Research on the distributions of species


  • PhD (University of Southampton), 2006
  • MSc (University of York), 1994
  • BSc (University of Southampton), 1992

Web tools and apps

iRecord for capturing, reviewing and sharing wildlife sightings

Mobile apps for recording wildlife

Automated Insect Monitoring (AMI) systems for biodiversity monitoring