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Ecology and Conservation

Leadership Team

Name Position Bio Email
Professor Dave Hodgson Head of Department I am proud to be head of this amazing Department, and look forward to welcoming you should you visit us.
Dr Sarah Hodge Deputy Head of Department I lead on widening participation activities within the department and provide pastoral support to International Students.
Professor Angus Buckling Deputy Head of Department I work on the evolutionary ecology of microbes, primarily by studying evolution and ecology in real-time.
Lisa Morgan Department Manager My role is to foster collaboration between academic colleagues and professional service departments.
Dr Chris Laing Director of Education & Student Experience I have been an E&S lecturer at Exeter since 2013, and Director of Education and Student Experience since 2022.
Professor Edze Westra Co-Director of Research & Impact I am dedicated to mentorship and support ECR’s in their career progression.
Professor Jeremy Field Co-Director of Research & Impact I study the evolution and ecology of social behaviour and parental care, using insects as model systems.
Dr Jason Chapman Director of Global Engagement I am an Associate Professor of Movement Ecology, studying global patterns of insect migration.
Professor Martin Stevens Director of Business & Engagement I am a Professor of Sensory and Evolutionary Ecology and Director of Business, Engagement, and Innovation for the Centre for Ecology and Conservation.
Dr Barbara Tschirren Director of Early Career Researchers I am a Senior Lecturer in Evolutionary Ecology and Early Career Researcher Officer for the Centre for Ecology and Conservation.
Dr Nick Royle Director of Postgraduate Research My research centres on how organisms respond and adapt to changes in the environments they experience.
Dr Andy Pye Co-Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion I am passionate about creating an inclusive and supportive environment for staff and students. I am also a Principal Fellow of AdvanceHE.
Dr MD Sharma Co-Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion I am also Co-Chair of the institutional Race Equality Group.
Dr Bram Kuijper Director of Student Recruitment

I focus on broadening international attention to our degree programmes.