Principal Specialist, Nature and Climate
BSc, MSc, MRes, PhD
Robin has over 10 years’ professional experience working for international conservation NGOs, academic institutes, and environmental consultancies. His technical specialism focuses on incorporating local values and perspectives into social and biodiversity impact evaluations. His main geographic focus is Africa and Asia.
Robin’s background is in protected area management, having spent three years working for BirdLife International in Cambodia, supporting the establishment of two protected areas and overseeing the training of enforcement, community engagement and biodiversity monitoring field teams. He has also supported conservation projects in Central Asia and assessed biodiversity impacts and mitigation strategies for palm oil plantations in Malaysian Borneo.
He has worked across Central and East Africa in a variety of field and supporting roles spanning primate research in the Democratic Republic of Congo, consultancy research with the agroforestry sector in Tanzania and forest and marine conservation projects in Madagascar. His PhD assessed the biodiversity and social impacts of protected areas in Tanzania.
Robin has expertise in planning and implementing baseline social, biodiversity and habitat surveys, and environmental impact assessments. He also supports the IUCN Commission on Environmental, Economic, and Social Policy.