Jen’s work with the Species Programme focuses on supporting the implementation of species-related Conventions and Agreements including the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), the EU Wildlife Trade Regulations and EU Timber Regulation. This includes the production of analyses and assessments of species subject to international trade and updating information in the Species+ database.
Jen has a PhD from Bournemouth University, where she focused on extinction risk of the world's commercial timber trees, deforestation remote sensing, and application of the IUCN Red List categories and criteria to tree species. Prior to this, Jen gained an MSc in Conservation Science at Imperial College, undertaking fieldwork in the Turks and Caicos Islands with the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. She also holds a BSc in Biology with Science Communication from Royal Holloway, University of London.
Jen contributes to assessments of the status of species subject to international trade to support decision-making by CITES and EU Member States in relation to the sustainability of trade.
Jen helps inform the implementation of the EU Timber Regulation and FLEGT, Jen assists with the production of briefing notes on recent developments of relevance to EUTR and compiles key information related to the implementation of EUTR in timber source countries.