Katie Sainsbury

KatieSainsbury

PhD Researcher, University of Exeter

I am currently in the third year of my PhD researching risks to the recovery of the polecat (Mustela putorius) in Great Britain. My PhD is funded and supported by the Vincent Wildlife Trust, the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology and the People’s Trust for Endangered Species. I use a range of approaches including chemical analyses for residues of rodenticides, stable isotope analysis, mammal trapping and monitoring, as well as social science methodologies where appropriate.

I have a BSc in International Business (with German) and an MSc in Conservation Science at Imperial College London. I am interested in applied conservation research in systems where the social and natural sciences meet, such as secondary exposure of wildlife to contaminants, integrated conservation and development initiatives, conservation evaluation and human-wildlife conflict.