Senior Specialist, Nature Positive
BA, MSc, PhD
Hollie is an applied researcher and conservation practitioner who specialises in the application of mitigation hierarchy principles and market-based approaches to design nature recovery strategies and projects. She is one of our Technical Directors with more than 10 years of experience in designing, implementing and monitoring nature recovery projects in challenging contexts.
Hollie has worked on the front lines of marine and terrestrial conservation projects in East Africa and Southeast Asia, with a focus on designing socially responsible strategies that benefit nature and people. Prior joining The Biodiversity Consultancy, Hollie completed her PhD at the University of Oxford where she focused on applying the terrestrial mitigation hierarchy to fisheries management and bycatch, and designing market-based approaches for delivering no net loss or net gain in the marine realm.
While completing her PhD, Hollie also worked as a technical advisor for the Wildlife Conservation Society, helping to develop and implement marine conservation strategies for sharks and rays; and as the technical lead for the Conservation Hierarchy initiative, which aims to create a global framework for uniting diverse human actions towards net positive outcomes for nature. Hollie is the lead author of fourteen high impact publications, and the co-author of more than 30 additional publications on diverse topics including: land use change, fisheries management, payments for ecosystem services, food systems and wildlife trade, and strategies and metrics to operationalise no net loss commitments. She also holds an MSc in Conservation Science from Imperial College London and a BA in Natural Sciences and Management Studies from University of Cambridge.