Robert joined UES in 2022 as a Graduate Ecologist after graduating from the University of Bristol with an MSc degree in Biology. During his degree he gained field experience through ecology-focused modules and volunteering as a research assistant in Guyana, surveying a wide range of taxa with camera trapping, mist netting, bat detection and pitfall trapping.

In his current role at UES, Robert assists with ecological surveys including protected species and habitat surveys, biodiversity net gain assessments and ecological impact assessments.

Robert holds a level three field identification skills certificate (FISC) from the Botanical Society of Britain & Ireland (BSBI), which certifies him as competent to undertake preliminary ecological appraisals.

Robert is a qualified NPTC Level 2 tree climber and undertakes aerial inspection surveys for bats. He possesses a AQP CSCS card, has undergone asbestos awareness and emergency first aid training, and is a qualifying member of CIEEM.

Robert is currently working towards gaining his level 1 bat and great crested newt survey licenses by undertaking surveys at UES and attending external training courses.