Dr Fiona Mathews
Associate Professor in Mammalian Biology


The environment faced by both people and wildlife has changed extremely rapidly since the industrial revolution. My work investigates how modern challenges, ranging from urban expansion and human population increases, to exposure to wind turbines, light pollution, mobile telephones, and nutritional inadequacies, affect population dynamics. Using an integrated ecological and epidemiological approach, I study species ranging from humans to wildlife. I am a member of the Environmental Biology research group and am based at the Streatham Campus in Exeter.

Broad research specialisms:

  • Ecology
  • Epidemiology
  • Reproductive biology
  • Population viability
  • Conservation biology


1992 BA (Hons) Pure and Applied Biology 1st Class ( Christ Church, Oxford)
1992 MA (Christ Church, Oxford)
1997 D.Phil (St. John’s College, Oxford): Maternal environment and fetal growth

Fellow of Higher Education Academy


2007-present Lecturer in Mammalian Biology, Exeter University
2003-2007 Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow, Oxford University
2001-2003 College Lecturer in Biological Sciences, Christ Church, Oxford University.
1998-2000 Junior Research Fellow, Wolfson College, Oxford University and Wildlife Conservation Research Unit, Department of Zoology, Oxford University.
1993-1997 Research Assistant, Division of Public Health and Primary Health Care, Oxford University

Contact details

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AddressHatherly Building
University of Exeter
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