Dr Fiona Mathews
Senior Lecturer in Mammalian Biology/Programme Director for Biosciences and Animal Behaviour
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 Environment and Evolution research group and am based at the Streatham Campus in Exeter.
Broad research specialisms:
- 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
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College of Life and Environmental Sciences
University of Exeter
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