• 2017
    The Center of Excellence for Environmental Decisions Visiting Fellowship ($4740 AUD)
    I received this fellowship to collaborate Professor Bekessy at RMIT in Melbourne. I will work with her and her team in October 2017 to put my empirical research on biodiversity offsets in South Africa into an international context in order to provide guidance on policy creation and implementation.
  • 2017
    Student Sponsorship for the Biodiversity Planning Forum (£293)
    The South African National Biodiversity Institute supported my attendance at the Biodiversity Planning Forum in Kruger National Park as they requested that I give the opening plenary talk of the conference.
  • 2016
    Imperial College London Life Sciences Travel Award (£500)
    Imperial College London supported my travel costs to the Symposium of Contemporary Conservation Practice in KwaZulu Natal where I was presenting my research.
  • 2015
    In kind funding from Ezemvelo KwaZulu Natal Wildlife
    As part of a partnership I brokered, Ezemvelo KwaZulu Natal Wildlife provided me with accommodation and office space for four months.
  • 2016
    Imperial College London Trust Travel Award (£400)
    The Imperial College London Trust generously paid for my travel costs to present at the Biodiversity Planning Forum in Durban South Africa.
  • 2016
    Student Sponsorship for the Biodiversity Planning Forum (£253)
    The South African National Biodiversity Institute offered to support my attendance at the Biodiversity Planning Forum in Durban where I was presenting my research. As I had obtained funding from the Imperial College London Trust I declined this generous offer.
  • 2015
    Grand Challenges Conservation Planning Workshop (£725)
    I obtained funding to attend a workshop which brought together multiple labs working on conservation planning as part of Imperial College London's Grand Challenges enterprise. I collaborated on a horizon scanning exercise with Professor Possingham from the University of Queensland (now The Nature Conservancy), Professor Grenyer from the University of Oxford and Professor Milner-Gulland from Imperial College London.
  • 2015
    Student Sponsorship for the Biodiversity Planning Forum (£240)
    The South African National Biodiversity Institute supported my attendance at the Biodiversity Planning Forum in the Eastern Cape as I was presenting my research plan in order to receive feedback from the community of practice.
  • 2014
    The Futures of Privately Protected Areas at The Worlds Parks Congress (£600)
    In 2014 I was supported to attend the Worlds Parks Congress in order to support the adoption of Private Protected Areas as an ICUN protected area category.
  • 2012
    Conservation Assessment for The Kilombero Teak Company (£70,000)
    Due to the success of the work in 2011 I personally negotiated and established a long term collaboration with KVTC.
  • 2011
    Keystone Social Research (£5390)
    As part of the collaboration I established with the Kilombero Valley Teak Company I was project lead on research aimed to understand the impact of a social outreach program.
  • 2011
    Conservation Assessment for The Kilombero Teak Company (£18,000)
    As part of my work leading the Kilombero Valley Darwin Initiative project I personally negotiated and established a strong collaboration with the Kilombero Valley Teak Company, a sustainable teak company with triple bottom line objectives founded by the Global Environment Facility. I lead a team of 21 to identify high priority conservation areas, in particular with regard to the Ruipa Corridor.
  • 2009 - 2011
    The Darwin Initiative: The Ruipa Corridor (£128,735)
    As project lead I was responsible for all aspects of this project including management, execution and reporting.
  • 2011
    The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund Grant: Endangered Tree Species of Cambodia ($54,000)
    As project lead I was responsible for management and reporting on this grant.
  • 2010
    Dahari, a Comorian conservation NGO (£1500)
    Dahari, a partner of Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, awarded me £1500 and supported my living costs as part of my Msc research.
  • 2007
    Schools-University Partnership Initiative (£600)
    I participated in this initiative to designed to inspire school children whilst simultaneously allowing students the opportunity to experience teaching. Over the course of the summer I spent three weeks teaching in a local school.