Conservation Pathway Project Lead

“I believe that I have the ability to play an active part in defining the manner in which the UK progresses towards a sustainable future. I find it imperative that such progress is fully informed, cooperative and takes all necessary action towards mitigating human-wildlife conflict.”

Chloe is an early-career researcher and ornithologist primarily concerned with the conservation of coastal and pelagic taxa. Chloe is currently studying towards a PhD in Biological Sciences at the University of Aberdeen, conducting a research project with the aim of understanding how colonies of kittiwakes (a species of gull) are interconnected around the UK coastline and across the North Sea. The results of this research will have a direct impact on policy laying the foundations for the UK to become a world leader in green energy production.

Chloe holds an Honours degree in Conservation Biology and Ecology, which she recently supplemented with a Master’s degree in Marine Ecosystem Management. Prior to her present position, she consolidated her fieldwork and analytical skills by working with charitable organisations and non-governmental bodies, covering a range of species including penguins, shearwaters, and dotterels. Chloe continues to work remotely with a small team of landowners, ornithologists and geologists concerned with preserving the remaining breeding colonies of Hutton’s shearwater in New Zealand.

Chloe strongly believes in the importance of communicating primary research effectively through public engagement and education, particularly that which empowers young people. It is these values that she channels into her work for UKSTEM whilst developing the Global STEM Award and assisting with outreach sessions.