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Sarah Raymond

Miss Sarah Raymond


Graduate Demonstrator

School of Biosciences


I am a PhD researcher in the School of Biosciences, working alongside The Road Lab (previously Project Splatter) and the Otter Project. I am looking at the impacts of roads on wildlife, particularly focusing on the scale of wildlife-vehicle collisions, influencing factors, and animal behaviour in response to roads and road mitigation. Read more about my research under the "Thesis" tab.

Prior to this, I graduated from University of Nottingham with an MSci in Biology in 2019, during which I undertook research projects investigating the reliability of European nightjar calls as identifiers of individuals, and the spread of non-native invertebrates into the UK using species distribution modelling. Following this, I worked at an ecological consultancy, EMEC Ecology, for 6 months.







  • Wildlife-human interactions
  • Road and urban ecology
  • Wildlife mitigation
  • Spatial ecology
  • Citizen and community science

My current research focuses on a combination of the above topics; however, I am also interested in landscape ecology, protected areas, species distributions and land-use change.  


  • PGR demonstrator - Oct 2020-present - assisting with field courses, practical classes, and a number of undergraduate and Masters' statistics courses within the School of Biosciences
  • PGR marking - April 2022-present


  • Part-time Project/Survey Assistant, EMEC Ecology - May 2019-Jan 2020
  • Assistant Ecologist, EMEC Ecology - Jul-Oct 2018 (funded internship)
  • MSci Biology, University of Nottingham - 2015-2019

Honours and awards

  • Best "firetalk" for School of Biosciences - Speaking of Science conference 2021
  • Best poster - Organisms and Environment Away Day, School of Biosciences 2021

Professional memberships

  • British Ecological Society

Speaking engagements

Committees and reviewing


I always enjoy and am keen to communicate my research to a wider audience. During my PhD, I have carried out a number of public engagement activities:


  • Urban ecology
  • Road ecology
  • Behavioural ecology
  • Landscape ecology
  • GIS