I have been part of Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) within the School of Anthropology and Conservation since 2005. During this time I have completed my BSc, MSc, PGCHE, PhD (almost), worked on numerous conservation research projects, and now teach students. My studies have varied from working with primates in the rainforest for my BSc, to postdoctoral research with DICE in collaboration with the Seychelles Island Foundation to establish the evolutionary distinctiveness of the
endangered Seychelles black parrot. I specialise in population genetics of invasive species, mainly the ring-necked parakeet, one of the fastest growing bird populations in the UK, and recently appeared on BBC Springwatch. As an active member of ‘ParrotNet’, a global network of researchers led by DICE studying invasive parrots, I am involved in a number of research collaborations that I hope to continue at the University of Kent.
Our vibrant Medway campus, close to the river Medway and partly based at The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, houses innovative, award-winning buildings and offers an exciting social life with a strong sense of community.
We are part of a unique partnership with the University of Greenwich and Canterbury Christ Church University, known collectively as Universities at Medway.
The site was built originally as a naval base, HMS Pembroke, at the start of the 20th century. Kent moved onto the Medway campus in 2005, and most of our buildings are new or have been completely renovated. For example, the Grade II listed Drill Hall Library, study facilities include purpose-built studios and music rehearsal rooms, three industry-standard newsrooms and a private sports treatment clinic.
The award-winning Kent Law Clinic is based in the Kent Law School
The Law Clinic is a partnership between students, academics and solicitors and barristers in private practice locally, including alumni of the Law School and Clinic who are now qualified and practising.
The Clinic has two purposes: to provide a free legal advice and representation service to those in the community who cannot afford to pay, and to enhance the legal and rounded education of law
students through their supervised conduct of cases for clients. The Clinic has received numerous awards recognising and celebrating its work. In 2007 it was awarded the Queen’s Anniversary Prize, with staff and students from the Clinic collecting the award from the Queen at Buckingham Palace. The Clinic recently triumphed at The Lawyer Awards winning ‘Ethical Initiative of the Year Award’ at The Lawyer Awards 2014.