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Professor Nigel Leader-Williams

Subject Geography
Fellow type Lecturers, Professors and College Officers
Year started 2009


Nigel Leader-Williams joined the Department of Geography as Director of Conservation Leadership in 2009. He has undertaken extensive periods of fieldwork in the sub-Antarctic and in Africa. His post was endowed to develop a world-class programme of learning and leadership in conservation, working with the Cambridge Conservation Initiative, comprising six university departments and eight conservation organizations based in or around Cambridge. Nigel has long worked to build capacity in conservation through interdisciplinary research and teaching that embraces both natural and social sciences, with a focus on large mammals that conflict with human interests.