Dr Jessica C. Fisher is currently a Postdoctoral Research Associate on the project Environmental Spaces and the Feel-Good Factor: Relating Subjective Wellbeing to Biodiversity (RELATE) led by Professor Zoe Davies. This European Research Council-funded project aims to understand which components of nature and biodiversity play a role in human wellbeing.
Dr Fisher gained a BSc in Zoology from Newcastle University before completing an MRes in Biodiversity Evolution and Conservation from University College London. Jessica joined DICE in 2016 as a PhD student.
Her PhD used research methods from ecology, geography and environmental psychology to examine human-nature interactions in urban Guyana. During her PhD, Jessica spent time working with Natural England through a UKRI-funded Policy Internship, contributing to redevelopment of the ‘Monitoring Engagement with the Natural Environment’ (MENE) survey (now the People and Nature survey). She is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Dr Jessica C. Fisher is a member of the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology.
Dr Fisher’s research interests cross traditional disciplinary boundaries using mixed research methods to tackle social and environmental challenges in biodiversity management. Her expertise also includes ecological survey methods, participatory video, quantitative questionnaires, structural equation modelling and data visualisation.