Ellie is a PhD researcher in the School of Environmental Sciences at UEA. Her research examines the vulnerabilities of giraffe to climate change and human activities, with implications for their conservation. Specifically, Ellie is looking at how each species and subspecies will potentially be affected by different warming levels, whilst considering changes in food, predators, human population growth, land use, and more. This research will help to inform conservation actions by identifying areas that are most resilient to climate change, which can be used for future translocations or recommended as additions to the Protected Area network.
Prior to starting her PhD, Ellie graduated with an MSci in Zoology from The University of Nottingham in 2018. Since then she has held various positions, including working as a research assistant studying the forage and travel behaviour of howler monkeys in Mexico.