I'm an environmental psychologist currently writing up my PhD Thesis. My research investigated the environmental behaviour of visitors to the Brecon Beacons National Park and I also developed interventions to try and encourage more pro-environmental behaviours from visitors.
During my PhD I developed a passion for science communication, winning awards for my presentations and posters. I am currently looking for a science communication role in the conservation sector.
Learned Society of Wales - Best Poster Presentation
Wales Studies Network Launch - 2020
Chris Spencer Award for Best Presentation
British Environmental Psychology Society Annual Conference - 2018
People's Choice Award for Best Presentation
Psychology Post-Graduate Conference - 2018
Investigating Visitor Attitudes, Beliefs & Behaviour Change in the Brecon Beacons National Park
Green Ways: Perspectives of Environmental Psychology Research - 2019
Wildfowl & Wetland Trust - Feb 2020 - Present
Coding responses from a survey investigating the health and wellbeing benefits of wetland sites, analysing data and writing up results for publication. I'm also involved with the development of a campaign showcasinghte health and wellbeing benefits of wetlands.
Youth Advisory Panel Member
British Trust for Ornithology - Feb 2020 - Present
Aiding BTO with developing new and innovative ways to encourage young people to get involved with the orgsnisation and UK conservation science
PhD Candidate - Environmental Psychology
Cardiff University - 2017 - Present
Cardiff University - 2019 - 2020
Assisting with 1st year practical classes focused on experimental design and statistics in psychology.
Cardiff University - 2017 - 2019
Running 1st year tutorials focusing on writing for science and conducting research.
Distinction - M.Sc. Consumer Psychology with Business
Bangor University - 2016 - 2017
Cowry Consulting Summer School
London - June 2017
Attended the first summer school of Cowry Consulting, a behavioural economics consultancy.
Enterprise By Design Facilitator
Bangor University - 2017
Acted as a facilitator for a multi-disciplinary team of undergraduates competing in a Bangor University business challenge.
Enactus Bangor President
Bangor University - 2016 - 2017
President of Enactus Bangor, the University team for Enactus, a global organisation encouraging students to develop social enterprises.
1st Class Honours - B.Sc. Psychology
Bangor University - 2013 - 2016
Psychology Information Technology Tutor
Bangor University - 2016
During my final year of my B.Sc., I taught 1st year tutorials focusing on I.T. skills such as creating posters, conducting literature searches and formatting data.
"In his year as President of Enactus Bangor, Conor was able to develop this emerging team quite significantly. Important community-based projects were progressed under his guidance, which continue to be the mainstay of Enactus Bangor’s project activities. Conor displayed impressive skills in team building, planning and networking which contributed to his successful year as President."
Frank Fitzmaurice - Executive Director of Marketing & Communications, Bangor University
A Qualitative Analysis of UK Wetland Visitor Centres as a Health Resource
Jonathan P. Reeves, Conor H. D. John, Kevin A. Wood and Phoebe R. Maund
International Journal of Environmental Research & Public Health - 2021