Dr Leejiah Dorward

Postdoctoral Research Officer

Contact info

Email: l.dorward@bangor.ac.uk

Twitter: @Leejiah_D

I am an interdisciplinary conservation scientist with broad interests in how social and ecological systems interact.

I am particularly interested in the relationships between communities, their local environment and conservation actors and how we can align often competing interests between these stakeholders. Having completed a PhD investigating the conservation conflicts surrounding large carnivores in the Ruaha landscape (Tanzania) I am now working as a postdoc with Dr. Freya St John trying to improve our understanding of the drivers of illegal behaviour in national parks.

Contact Info

Email: l.dorward@bangor.ac.uk

Twitter: @Leejiah_D

I am an interdisciplinary conservation scientist with broad interests in how social and ecological systems interact.

I am particularly interested in the relationships between communities, their local environment and conservation actors and how we can align often competing interests between these stakeholders. Having completed a PhD investigating the conservation conflicts surrounding large carnivores in the Ruaha landscape (Tanzania) I am now working as a postdoc with Dr. Freya St John trying to improve our understanding of the drivers of illegal behaviour in national parks.

Research

Resolving the links between poverty and rule-breaking in a conservation context.

I am working on Dr. Freya St. John's ERC grant that aims to examine the drivers of rule-breaking behaviour in national parks. Using a range of cutting techniques from multiple disciplines the project will investigate how multi-faceted poverty and socio-psychological factors influence rule-breaking behaviour.

Education / academic qualifications

  • DPhil , Improving our understanding of the socio-ecological complexity of human-carnivore interactions (2014 - 2018)
  • MSc , Conservation Science (2012 - 2013)
  • BSc , Environmental Science (2007 - 2010)
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