Katie works with UK clients in infrastructure, conservation, and land management to solve biodiversity issues using DNA-based solutions. She is focusing on enabling UK clients to expand their scope and possibility with DNA-based methods, based on her experience in land management biodiversity data projects in the NGO, consultancy, and statutory agency sectors. Katie is talking to clients who have had some experience with eDNA, such as Great Crested Newts, to see what else is possible. An exciting area of focus is biodiversity baselines and tracking progress in response to compensation, restoration, and a variety of other conservation interventions.
Katie has a BSc in Biology with Oceanography and a PhD in intertidal ecology and evolution from the University of Southampton. She worked part-time as a lecturer in the History of Nature Conservation at Kingston University in London.