PhD students

Some of our members do supervise doctoral students working on issues related to wildlife trade in their respective universities or as external supervisors at other institutions. Research takes place in anthropology and geography departments, in biological sciences and wildlife management departments, in business schools and in criminology research clusters, depending on the specifics of the research programme.

Funding is provided by these institutions, by external funding bodies, by national governments and national science foundations. There is no Oxford Wildlife Trade Research Group fund.

PhD students

Anna Fourage – Post-seizure outcomes of confiscated live animals in Southeast Asia: conservation, welfare and policy [Oxford Brookes University, supervisors Prof V Nijman and Prof KAI Nekaris, 2020 – ]

Brittany Rapone – The interface between culture and the exotic pet trade in Japan [Oxford Brookes University, supervisors  Prof KAI Nekaris and Dr J Danely, 2020 – ]

Angelina Wilson – Analysis of primate taxa traded within Europe [Oxford Brookes University, supervisors Prof KAI Nekaris and Prof V Nijman, 2020 – ]

Lucy Vigne – The rhino horn and elephant ivory trade: 1980 to 2020 [Oxford Brookes University, supervisors Prof V Nijman and Prof KAI Nekaris, 2019 – ]

Kim Feddema – Understanding the role of online communities in the illegal wildlife trade [University of Western Australia, supervisors Dr P Harrigan, Dr C Grueter, Prof KAI Nekaris, Prof V Nijman, 2018 – ]

Sarah Bell – The cornerstone of a conspiracy: the links between human-wildlife perceptions and the mass disbelief in Ebola in Sierra Leone [Oxford Brookes University, supervisors Prof V Nijman, Dr J Diggins and Dr M Svensson, 2017 – ]

Thaís Queiroz Morcatty – The big picture of pet markets of chelonians in Brazil [Oxford Brookes University, supervisors Prof V Nijman, Prof KAI Nekaris, 2017 – ]

Penthai Siriwat – Evaluating the conservation status of Siamese rosewood in Thailand and its role in the ASEAN region trade and beyond [Oxford Brookes University, supervisors Prof V Nijman, Prof KAI Nekaris, 2016 – 2020]

Peter Roberts – Human-wildlife conflict in the production of civet coffee in Java, Indonesia [Oxford Brookes University, supervisors Prof V Nijman, Prof KAI Nekaris, 2013 – 2020]

Jaima H Smith – An interdisciplinary examination and assessment of current conservation initiatives for Javan gibbons Hylobates moloch [Oxford Brookes University, supervisors Prof V Nijman, Prof KAI Nekaris, 2014 – 2019]

Natalia Pervushina – Tigers in global wildlife crime: Addressing the issue in the Amur-Heilong region [Central European University, supervisors Dr V Lagutov, Prof V Nijman and Dr A Antypas, 2018 – 2019]

Daniel Bergin – Wildlife trade in Morocco: Conservation, policy, welfare and sustainability [Oxford Brookes University, supervisors Prof V Nijman, Dr M Svensson, 2017 – 2018] 

James A Eaton – Status, distribution and conservation of taxonomically cryptic bird species (Aves) across insular Southeast Asia [Oxford Brookes University, supervisors Prof V Nijman, Dr A Lack, 2016 – 2018]

Aoife Healy – Conservation of vervets, Africa’s most ubiquitous primates [Oxford Brookes University, supervisors Prof V Nijman, Prof KAI Nekaris, 2012 –2018]

Magdalena S Svensson – Conservation and ecology of nocturnal primates: night monkeys, galagos, pottos and angwantibos as case studies [Oxford Brookes University, supervisor Prof V Nijman, 2016 – 2017]

Richard Moore – Ethics, ecology and evolution of Indonesian slow lorises (Nycticebus spp) rescued from the pet trade [Oxford Brookes University, supervisors Prof KAI Nekaris, Prof V Nijman, 2009-2012]

Chris R Shepherd – Illegal and unsustainable wildlife trade in Southeast Asia: The effectiveness of CITES as a conservation tool [Oxford Brookes University, Prof V Nijman, Prof KAI Nekaris, Prof SK Bearder, 2005-2012]

Angela Maldonado – The impact of subsistence hunting by Tikunas on game species in Amacayacu National Park, Colombian Amazon [Oxford Brookes University, Prof SK Bearder, Prof V Nijman, 2005-2010]