Professional summary

Research Interests

As a project manager, with experience working in private sector, conservation, and science projects, my primary interest and goal is to help researchers deliver high quality, high impact science projects for UKCEH.  I have international work experience in landscape-level water and ecosystem work, with particular focus on Kenya and India, as well as working with remotely-based partners from around the world.  Over the years, I have had the opportunity to interact directly with stakeholders ranging from the donors, to farmers and civil society, as well as management and implementation level stakeholders.  Since joining UKCEH, I have gained extensive experience in organising and delivering high quality events, from scientific workshops and conferences, to knowledge exchange meetings with stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.   I have also gained good experience in project reporting both written and verbal, as required by UKRI NERC.   Having recently qualified as a PRINCE2 Practitioner, and with my conservation background, I am keen to explore the route to impact for projects and programmes in UKCEH. 

Since joining UKCEH in 2018, I have taken over the role of project manager for the India-UK Water Centre and the Drought and Water Scarcity Programme & ENDOWS Project, and Co-PM for Valuing Nature Programme.  



Brief CV

Project Management Positions:

2018 - Present: Senior Science Project Manager, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

2014 - 2016: Programme Coordinator, Naivasha Landscape, WWF Kenya

2007 - 2010: Executive Officer, Lake Naivasha Growers' Group

I have also conducted a number of short-term consultancies for private sector, civil society and NGOs on various topics.



PhD Biology - University of Waterloo, Canada (2007)

Thesis: Long- and Short-term Dynamics of the Wetlands in the Amboseli Savanna Ecosystem, Kenya

MSc Environmental Biology - University of Guelph, Canada (2000)

Thesis: Relationship between Gibberllins, Height and Stress Tolerance in Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) seedlings

BSc (Hons) Environmental Science - University of Guelph, Canada (1998)


PRINCE2 Practitioner (2019)


Panels, committees and memberships

Society of Wetland Scientists

ResearchGate profile


Everard, M., Ahmed, S., Gagnon, A.S. , et al. 2020. Can nature-based solutions contribute to water security in Bhopal? 723 (138061).

Sarkar, S., Perras, M.R., Falk, D.E. et al. 2004. Relationship between gibberellins, height, and stress tolerance in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) seedlings. Plant Growth Regulation 42, 125–135.