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Undergraduate Staff

Will Hughes

Will Hughes

Programme Leader, BSc (Hons) Animal Management

Programme Leader, BSc (Hons) Animal Management

Will is an experienced Programme Leader and Lecturer who started working at Hadlow College in 2012, shortly after completing his BSc (Hons) and MRes at the University of London. He has since gained a Professional Graduate Certificate in Education and Training with Canterbury Christchurch University. Will has a passion for helping people to learn about wildlife and the natural world by gaining practical experience in the field and through engaging with different forms of technology used in conservation. He has experience of leading and organising study tours to a diverse range of locations which include South Africa, Iceland, the Norwegian Arctic, and the Scottish Highlands. Will is currently engaged in projects and research activities with a range of organisations including Kent Wildlife Trust, Medway Valley Countryside Partnership, and the Mammal Society. He also acts as the Grants and Research Coordinator for Kent Mammal Group and is currently involved in a number of local wildlife population monitoring initiatives.  

Subject Specialisms
 
  • Climate change ecology
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Landscape management
  • Biodiversity surveying and monitoring

Publications and research
 
  • Hughes, W., (2019). An analysis of the distribution and density of deer-vehicle collisions (DVCs) in Ashdown Forest using GIS, Hadlow Research 2018, p. 88-98.
  • Hughes, W., (2018). A spatial analysis of deer species distribution in relation to the density of the road network in Kent: Implications for conservation management, Hadlow Research 2018, p. 16-25.
  • Hughes, W., (2017). Mammal Recording in the Digital Age, Quadrupedia; Vol. 67; p8.
  • Hughes, W., (2017). ‘An introduction to the new NBN Atlas and spatially analysing biological records’, Conference presentation delivered at the Countryside Management Partnerships Joint Training Day, Hall Place, Bexley, Monday 26th June 2017.
  • Worrall, P., Hughes, W., (2017). ‘Biodiversity and wildlife value of living walls’ Conference presentation delivered at the Living Walls conference, Hadlow College, Wednesday 31st May, 2017.
  • Worrall, P., Hughes, W., Trout, R., (2017). An evaluation of handheld thermal imaging cameras as novel tools for detecting nest box occupancy of hazel dormice Muscardinus avellanarius and edible dormice Glis glis, Poster presented at The Mammal Society 63rd Spring Conference & AGM, 31st March-2nd April 2017, Cambridge, UK.
  • Lee, H. C., Hughes, W., ‘Futures thinking in ESD for the land-based sciences: some radical ideas.’ Conference presentation delivered at Sustainability in Higher Education: Challenges and Opportunities. 6th-7th July 2016, Canterbury, UK.
  • Lee, H. C., Childs, R., Hughes, W., ‘Sustainable Food Planning for Maidstone, Kent, UK, In: Localizing urban food strategies. Farming cities and performing rurality. 7th International Aesop Sustainable Food Planning Conference Proceedings, Torino, 7‐9 October 2015, edited by Giuseppe Cinà and Egidio Dansero, Torino, Politecnico di Torino, 2015, pp 381‐390.