I am an interdisciplinary PhD candidate at the University of Edinburgh and part of the E4 Doctoral Training Partnership. My research project aims to investigate the role of higher education in shaping the views and skills of conservation students. Using a mixed methods approach, I am investigating what is being taught in conservation courses and exploring students’ perspectives on key topics in current conservation debates. Part of my research involves using a before-after survey design to explore whether students’ views on conservation are shaped by the teaching that they receive.
Before starting my PhD in 2019, I completed a Geography BSc at the University of St Andrews and was awarded a Highly Skilled Workforce scholarship to complete an MSc in Environmental Protection and Management at the University of Edinburgh.
If you would like to learn more about my project, please explore my ‘Research’ page or feel free to get in touch with me at firstname.lastname@example.org or via twitter @_HelenaSlater.