Prof Catherine Hill
Professor of Anthropology, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Catherine Hill is Professor of Anthropology in the Department of Social Sciences at Oxford Brookes University. Her research focuses on costs to people-wildlife relationships, conservation conflicts, and implications for people’s perceptions of wildlife, biodiversity conservation and local communities. She has also carried out research into humane, non-lethal crop protection methods for African smallholder farmers.
Currently she is involved in research projects in Uganda, Guinea Bissau, Madagascar and South Africa, exploring various aspects of people-primate coexistence, including the potential value of lemurs to local forest users, how chimpanzees and humans share forest spaces, chimpanzee-human interactions in agricultural landscapes, and baboons in urban and semi-urban environments. She is also researching aspects of human-wildlife interactions in the UK through projects with research students on people-red kite relationships and the socio-economic impacts of wild boar on their human neighbours.