Imperial College London


Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences (Silwood Park)

Senior Lecturer in Conservation Science







Sir Alexander Fleming BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





I’m passionate about applied biodiversity conservation research and I’m interested in improving policy that impacts the persistence of species and people’s wellbeing. I spend most of my time applying social science theories to solve challenges associated to biodiversity conservation. My research spans marine and terrestrial systems, and I run both global and local scale projects. For example, at a global scale, I am investigating what, how and why conservation interventions spread around the world. At a local scale I investigating how policies aimed at conserving and restoring biodiversity in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest and coast can be improved.



Simoes E, de Sousa Junior WC, de Freitas DM, et al., 2017, Barriers and opportunities for adapting to climate change on the North Coast of So Paulo, Brazil, Regional Environmental Change, Vol:17, ISSN:1436-3798, Pages:1739-1750

Magris RA, Pressey RL, Mills M, et al., 2017, Integrated conservation planning for coral reefs: Designing conservation zones for multiple conservation objectives in spatial prioritisation, Global Ecology and Conservation, Vol:11, ISSN:2351-9894, Pages:53-68

Latawiec AE, Crouzeilles R, Brancalion PHS, et al., 2016, Natural regeneration and biodiversity: a global meta-analysis and implications for spatial planning, Biotropica, Vol:48, ISSN:0006-3606, Pages:844-855

Ban NC, Mills M, Tam J, et al., 2013, A social–ecological approach to conservation planning: embedding social considerations, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Vol:11, ISSN:1540-9295, Pages:194-202

Mills M, Pressey RL, Ban NC, et al., 2013, Understanding Characteristics that Define the Feasibility of Conservation Actions in a Common Pool Marine Resource Governance System, Conservation Letters, Vol:6, ISSN:1755-263X, Pages:418-429

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