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Awards and Funding

Picture of A.agilis

MAY 2019 - National Geographic Society conservation and research grant for Countermapping Cockpit project

DECEMBER 2018 - Whitley Wildlife Conservation Fund award (for Stream Restoration project, see below)

NOVEMBER 2018 - British Ecological Society: Capturing Ecology photography competition 2018 – Student winner of People and Nature category (winning photo opposite)

JULY 2018 - UCL Centre for Critical Heritage Studies Fund (for Cataloguing Maroon Ecological Knowledge project, see below)

JUNE 2018 - Royal Anthropological Institute – Emslie Horniman Award (for PhD research)

MARCH 2018 - Royal Geographical Society – Frederick Soddy Award (for PhD research)


Me giving a talk at BES

British Ecological Society Capturing Ecology Photography Exhibition: Speaking on Indigenous Knowledge in Conservation (pictured)

Association of Social Anthropologists (ASA) 2018 Annual Conference – Panel organiser and speaker. Panel title: “The construction of conservation narratives and indigenous imaginings”.Discussants: Sarah Durant (ZSL) and Amy Dickman (WILDCRU). Paper title: “The Makings of a Crisis: how conceptualisations of nature, knowledge, and indigeneity impact conservation science in the Caribbean”

POLLEN (Political Ecology Network) Biennial Conference – Panel Speaker. Presentation title: “Co-opting identities, dismissing knowledge: the (mis)use of Maroon indigenous identity in conservation efforts around Cockpit Country, Jamaica”

UCL Environment Domain Early-career Network (EDEN) seminar series co-organiser: Social Ecological Systems seminar.


Cockpit wetlands

Alongside my ongoing PhD research, I am involved in a number of projects that promote indigenous knowledge in conservation spaces.

I have a dedicated website (, where I document our efforts, who fund them, and the progress we are making.

Click the picture to find out more!