Bio

Overview

I'm an environmental psychologist currently studying for a PhD at Cardiff University. My research is investigating the environmental behaviour of visitors to the Brecon Beacons National Park and I'm also developing interventions to try and encourage more pro-environmental behaviours from visitors.

During my PhD I've developed a passion for science communication. Generally, this has been focused on making sure my own research is accessible and understandable. However I have recently started to develop an interest in other forms of media such as photography and videography and hope that during the last year of my PhD I can develop these skills further and pursue a career in science communication and behaviour change.

Other Work

I volunteer with organsiations such as the Btritish Trust for Orntihology, sitting on their Youth Advisory Panel and the Wildfowl and Wetland Trust, where I'm working as a research assistant.

I am also able to work on paid research projects as a freelancer, with experience in thematic analysis and coding. I can also work on projects focused around behavioural interventions as well as a communications and public engagement. I'm also interested in working on creating content for organisations in the third sector that can help drive support for their causes or behaviour change.

Awards

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

Publications

Investigating Visitor Attitudes, Beliefs & Behaviour Change in the Brecon Beacons National Park

 

Green Ways: Perspectives of Environmental Psychology Research - 2019


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History

Research Assistant

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

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

Practical Assistant

Cardiff University - 2019 - 2020

Assisting with 1st year practical classes focused on experimental design and statistics in psychology.

Post-Graduate Tutor

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.

Testimonials

"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