This material has been funded by UKaid from the Department for International Development, with additional support from the European Forest Institute's EU FLEGT Facility. The EU FLEGT Facility is funded by the European Union, the Governments of Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and the European Forest Institute. However the views expressed do not necessarily reflect the official policies and views of either DfID or EFI.
Bangor University, UK
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Currently at Bangor University researching a PhD in sustainable forestry, my research is a continuation of the research which I undertook for my MSc dissertation. The research is my own project and I am currently self funded, although I am looking for funding.
My research is looking at the publics’ knowledge of and engagement with the certification of timber and wood products. This includes willingness to pay, and what the public think they are achieving and purchasing when they buy a product which is certified. The other area of my research is looking at the changes in the Lacey Act in the United States of America concerning illegal logging and the proposed EU illegal logging regulation, whether these pieces of legislation will have any real impact on illegal logging and exporting of illegal timber.
I also hold an MSc in Conservation and Land Management from Bangor University.