Personal profile


Jamie first arrived at Edge Hill University in 2020 to study the MSc Conservation Management from a background in music performance and teaching.  His thesis investigated habitat preferences of Great Britain's only mygalophorph spider Atypus affinis.

Successful completion of the taught masters was followed by short-term technical, teaching support and associate tutor roles with the university and a six-month research assistant position with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds.

He returned to the university in 2023 as a GTA Postgraduate Researcher (PhD), investigating invertebrate community response to regenerative farming practices and wood pasture establishment at the Lowther Estate in Pentrith, Cumbria.

Research interests

Community ecology, invertebrate ecology, ecological genetics.


Jamie has taught music at HE level and brings that wealth of experience to Edge Hill University.  Currently, he has demonstrated during numerous BSc and MSc field trips, assisted with Invertebrate Ecology (with a focus on microscopy skills and species identification), and supervised research groups for home students and those from Chongqing Normal University.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Conservation Management, MSc, Habitat preferences of Atypus affinis, Edge Hill University


Award Date: 1 Oct 2021


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