Hamish graduated from the University of Plymouth in 2017 with a degree in Conservation Biology. The course provided him with strong foundations in ecology and gave him experience in phase 1 surveys, environmental policy and the impacts of climate change to plants and animals.
Hamish has particular experience in hazel dormouse ecology and has held a Natural England survey licence since 2013. He has delivered habitat suitability research on the species at the 10th International Dormouse Conference and is involved with further dormouse research with the Essex and Suffolk Dormouse group. He is adept at providing ecological advice for other protected species including bats, great crested newts, birds and reptiles and also is an Associate Member of the Royal Society of Biology