My experiences to date have taught me that conservation is an intricate web that links governments, people, wildlife, and plants, to the very minerals they grow upon. Successful conservation measures must strive to address the many whims of these diverse players in a practical, effectual manner. Therefore, as is true of life itself, conservation cannot be pegged into any one type of science, and is instead fundamentally interdisciplinary. My research interests in turn have spanned both the ecological and social sciences, threaded by a focus on human use of wildlife. Such work has led me to a specialisation in human behavioural sciences and applied behaviour change approaches. For my doctoral and masters research, please see the pages below.

Doctoral research (2016 – 2020). University of Oxford, UK

Master’s research (2011 – 2012). University of Virginia, USA


H Doughty*, Nicholas Lim*, LR Carrasco, EJ Milner-Gulland, D Veríssimo (2021). Product attributes affecting the substitutability of saiga horn drinks among young adult consumers in Singapore. Conservation Science and Practice. DOI: 10.1111/csp2.567. (*contributed equally to this work)

L Coad, J Willis, F Maisels, S Funk, H Doughty, J Fa, J Gómez, Y Li, L Nihotte, E Paemelaere, E Sartoretto, N Van Vliet, R Nasi (2021). Impacts of Taking, Trade and Consumption of Terrestrial Migratory Species for Wild Meat. Report for the Secretariat of the Convention on Migratory Species.

H Doughty, EJ Milner-Gulland, JSH Lee, K Oliver, LR Carrasco, D Veríssimo (2021). Evaluating a large-scale online behaviour change intervention aimed at wildlife product consumers in Singapore. PLOS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0248144.

H Doughty, K Oliver, D Veríssimo, JSH Lee, EJ Milner-Gulland (2021). Using theory and evidence to design behaviour change interventions for reducing unsustainable wildlife consumption. People and Nature.

H Doughty, J Wright, D Veríssimo, JSH Lee, EJ Milner-Gulland (2020). Strategic advertising of online news articles as an intervention to influence wildlife product consumers. Conservation Science and Practice. DOI: 10.1111/csp2.272.

H Doughty, D Veríssimo, R Tan, JSH Lee, LR Carrasco, K Oliver, EJ Milner-Gulland (2019). Saiga horn user characteristics, motivations, and purchasing behaviour in Singapore. PLOS ONE. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0222038.

H Doughty, S Karpanty, H Wilbur (2015). Local hunting of carnivores in forested Africa: A meta-analysis. Oryx 49(1): 88-95. DOI: 10.1017/S0030605314000179.

H Cheung, H Doughty, … D Biggs (2020). Understanding Traditional Chinese Medicine to strengthen conservation outcomes. People and Nature. DOI: 10.1002/pan3.10166.

L Thomas-Walters, A Hinsley, D Bergin, G Burgess, H Doughty, … D Veríssimo (2020). Motivations for the use and consumption of wildlife products. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.1111/cobi.13578.

D Veríssimo, T Pienkowski, M Arias, L Cugnière, H Doughty, … M Grace (2020). Ethical publishing in biodiversity conservation science. Conservation and Society. 18:220-5.