Tom is an experienced conservation scientist and consultant, with over five years’ experience working in consultancy and academia. He has worked on projects across a broad range of geographies and sectors – helping understand impacts, develop footprinting methodologies, and create strategies to protect and restore biodiversity.
A specialist in conservation evidence, Tom’s research has concentrated on improving the effectiveness and efficiency of conservation action - particularly actions taken by businesses to address biodiversity impacts. Research projects have helped assess the cost-effectiveness of biodiversity mitigation actions, understand the costs of different strategies, as well as investigate the barriers and opportunities for better embedding evidence in decision-making. Currently Tom is also working part-time as a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Oxford, where his research looks at the methodologies used, and actions taken, by businesses to mitigate biodiversity impact – and how those actions can be scaled to contribute to global biodiversity goals.