Professional summary

Research Interests

I am an ecological modeller researching drivers of biodiversity change. I use statistical models to derive trends in species distribution and investigate the impacts of environmental change. My training is in quantitative ecology but during my PhD I applied different statistical, mathematical and simulation techniques to answer interdisciplinary questions on the sustainability of socio-ecological systems, specifically wildlife tourism. I believe science should be transparent and accessible to all and therefore I use open source tools and reproducible workflows (check out my GitHub profile).

For my blog and a list of my publications check out my website.

Brief CV

2021 - present: Ecological Modeller, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford

2018 - 2021: Research Associate Ecological Modeller, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Wallingford

2018: Sustainable Development Goals project officer, University of Aberdeen

2014 - 2018: PhD studentship, University of Aberdeen


2018 - PhD Ecology, University of Aberdeen

2014 - MRes Applied Marine and Fisheries Ecology, University of Aberdeen

2012 - BSc Biological Sciences, La Sapienza University of Rome

Panels, committees and memberships

Member of the British Ecological Society English Policy Group since 2022

Member of the British Ecological Society since 2016


  •   NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship "Bringing the data revolution to nature recovery", 2021
  •  Best oral presentation at the Royal Statistical Society Young Researchers using Statistics Symposium, Aberdeen, June 2016
  •  Scottish Natural Heritage and MASTS PhD studentship 2014 - 2018
  • “Lindsey Margaret Laird” award for academic achievement, Aberdeen, August 2014
  • “Leonardo da Vinci” scholarship from La Sapienza University of Rome, 2013