Hi, I am Matt and I help contextualise scientific evidence for decision makers in the realms of biodiversity conservation, sustainability and wildlife management. I spent many years chasing animals across African Savannahs and through South-east Asian jungles before doing my PhD. This practical experience means that I always endeavour to research questions that have real-world relevance and societal impact.
My current role has taken me to the far North of Europe where I am a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Norwegian Institute for Nature Research in Trondheim. I am developing user-friendly decision support tools for wildlife managers across the country.
I also have a passion for the conservation of pheasants, predominately in Southeast Asia (which is why my twitter handle is @Ed_pheasant). For the past 6 years I have spent my summer months training pheasant focused researchers from Thailand, Vietnam and Myanmar in statistics and decision analysis.
Outside of research the major challenges I am endeavouring to overcome are three aspects of life that all Norwegians excel at; speaking Norwegian; cross-country skiing; and avoiding falling over in the street when it is icy