Expert in Ecology, Pest Management, Entomology, Rodents, Small Mammals, Behavioural Ecology, Chemical Ecology
Expert ID: 729227 United Kingdom
Acting as an expert witness where he acted on behalf of nine Respondents. Case was about rodent infestation and international shippingLeading a team of 12 scientists on a mission to the Chittagong Hill Tracts to investigate outbreaks of rodents and regional famine.Advising and peer-reviewing research programmes commissioned by the Australian Council for International Agricultural Research.
|Year: 1998||Degree: PhD||Subject: Entomology: Ecology of the Deathwatch Beetle, Xestobium Rufovillosum||Institution: Birkbeck College, University of London, UK|
|Year: 1994||Degree: MSc||Subject: Entomology: Oviposition Behaviour of Callosobruchus Maculatus||Institution: Birkbeck College, University of London, UK|
|Year: 1990||Degree: BA||Subject: Biology||Institution: University of Vermont, USA|
|Years: 1998 to Present||Employer: Undisclosed||Title: Professor of Ecology||Department: Natural Resources Institute||Responsibilities: Research in the field of Applied Ecology specialising in the management of vertebrate and insect pests affecting people living in rural and urban communities in developing countries. More than ten years experience working in collaboration with scientists and farmers in many African and Asian countries, leading large multidisciplinary research projects, and providing educational development from PhD supervision through to on-the-job capacity building.|
|Years: 1994 to 1998||Employer: Birkbeck College, University of London||Title: Research Fellow||Department: Biology||Responsibilities: Research on the deathwatch beetle as part of an EC collaborative research framework grant.|
|Years: 1990 to 1992||Employer: United States Peace Corps||Title: Volunteer||Department:||Responsibilities: Resided in the country of Mali, West Africa. Scientific duties included integrated pest management in the Niger River Basin region. Monitored locust and other insect populations in the region. Conducted seminars in pesticide use and safety with Malian government officials, international government assistance programs, and with local villagers.
|Years: 2009 to 2009||Agency: United Nations Development Programme||Role: Consultant||Description: Led a team of 12 scientists on a mission to Chittagong Hill Tracts to investigate outbreaks of rodents and regional famine|
|Years: 1998 to 2010||Agency: UK Department for International Development||Role: Project Leader||Description: Several multidisciplinary research and development projects competitively won based in various African and Asian countries|
|Years: 1998 to 2010||Agency: European Commission||Role: Principal Investigator||Description: Leader of several FP5, FP6 and EDF funded research projects.|
|Years: 2018 to 2018||Agency: World Health Organisation||Role: Senior Consultant||Description: Technical expertise on management and surveillance of the plague in Madagascar to prevent future outbreaks|
|Years||Country / Region||Summary|
|Years: 1998 to Present||Country / Region: Global||Summary: Overseas experience within the context of multi-year research projects in many countries throughout Africa and Asia, mostly consisting of project visits of 2-4 weeks duration scattered over the life of the project. Experience is mainly but not exclusively in the following: China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, India, Ghana, Mali, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia, Swaziland, Madagascar, Malawi, Belgium, Denmark, Netherlands, France, Australia.|
|Associations / Societies|
|Fellow of the Royal Entomological Society, UK (FRES);
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK (FHEA).
Member of the British Ecological Society
Committee member of the World Health Organisation's Global Leptospirosis Environmental Action Network
Coordinating member of the International Society of Zoological Sciences
|Editorial Board for the journal Wildlife Research;
International organising and scientific committees for the
International Conference on Rodent Biology and Management
and the African Small Mammal Conference.
|Publications and Patents Summary|
|More than 100 peer-reviewed publications, more than 10 book chapters, editor of 1 book, more than 12 keynote and invited conference presentations, more than 20 popular press articles, frequent media appearances on TV and radio in many countries including one nature documentary produced by the Discovery Channel, USA.|
|Expert Witness Experience|
|Expert acted on behalf of nine Respondents. Case was about rodent infestation and international shipping.|
|Training / Seminars|
|Rodent biology and management particularly in context of Asia and Africa with a focus on ecologically-based rodent management.
Rodent zoonosis and infectious diseases, particularly risk reduction and surveillance.
|Other Relevant Experience|
|Managing and leading large teams of scientists, government and non-government officials from different organisations and contexts who are brought together to work within the context of projects and programmes.|
|Bambara - spoken in Mali||Intermediate|
Fields of Expertise
ecology, entomology, pest management, animal repellent, repellent, wood-destroying insect, insecticide toxicity, agricultural development, zoonosis, economically-important plant, crop ecology, behavior, vertebrate zoology, invertebrate zoology, animal behavior, beetle, wildlife, ecological environment, agricultural crop, fumigant, rodenticide, invertebrate, mammal, pest control, zoology, pesticide, medicinal plant, wildlife mammal studies, integrated pest management, insect, insecticide, insect repellent, biology, alternative crop, rural development, urban infestation, disease reservoirs, disease outbreaks, wood destroying organism, infectious disease transmission, applied animal behavior, insect control, international development, community development, sustainable development (urban planning), post-harvest technology, bat (mammal), botanical insecticide, rodent control, plant (botanical), citronella oil, hantavirus, diatomaceous earth, mouse (rodent), rodent, rat, ethnobotany, botanical extract, pest, natural resource, biological control, conservation biology