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. And 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 has spanned both the ecological and social sciences, threaded by a focus on human use of wildlife species. For my masters and doctoral research, please see the pages below.

Behaviour change intervention on wildlife product consumers in Singapore

Doctoral research, 2016 – present
University of Oxford, UK

Human hunting of carnivores in forested Africa

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

Ivory on sale in a market in Thailand

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

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.

L Thomas-Walters, R Smith, A Hinsley, D Bergin, H Doughty, … D Veríssimo (Accepted). Motivations for the use and consumption of wildlife products. Conservation Biology. DOI: 10.31235/

H Doughty, J Wright, D Veríssimo, JSH Lee, EJ Milner-Gulland (submitted). Strategic advertising of online news articles as an intervention to influence wildlife product consumers..

H Doughty, K Oliver, D Veríssimo, JSH Lee, EJ Milner-Gulland (submitted). Using theory and evidence to design behaviour change interventions for reducing unsustainable wildlife consumption.
H Doughty, EJ Milner-Gulland, JSH Lee, K Oliver, LR Carrasco, D Veríssimo (submitted). Evaluating a Large-Scale Online Behaviour Change Intervention on Wildlife Consumers in Singapore.

H Cheung, H Doughty, … D Biggs (submitted). Understanding Traditional Chinese Medicine to deliver conservation outcomes.