Dr Gail Austen is currently the Research Assistant 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 Austen started at DICE in 2013 as a PhD student researching accuracy, error and bias in species identification. Gail was also a Graduate Teaching Assistant and completed her PGCHE at the same time. She is involved with biological recording in Kent and is an active participant in the Kent Reptile and Amphibian Group.
Dr Gail Austen is a member of the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology.