James Allan - PhD Candidate 
Primary Supervisor: James Watson
Co Supervisor: Oscar Venter

I grew up in Kenya where I was surrounded by wildlife and the outdoors. School holidays were spent on safari game driving with clients, discussing Africa’s conservation challenges around the campfire, and on walking safaris in some of Kenya’s wildest and most beautiful regions. This inspired me to pursue a conservation science PhD, and where better than at the University of Queensland in Brisbane.

 

I am working with a fantastic group of scientists on diverse research projects including global cumulative threat mapping, conservation planning, sustainable-use of wildlife, wilderness conservation and World Heritage Conservation. At the site level I’m working with WCS Mozambique, helping develop land-use and conservation plans for the iconic Niassa National Reserve. Previously I worked with the African Conservation Centre in Kenya, on large carnivore conservation on community land.