My research background is broad, but largely founded in Molecular Ecology by using a combination of DNA-based and environmental tools to investigate fundamental evolutionary questions that have application to real-world conservation. I am interested in how evolutionary forces shape the genetics of wild and captive populations, and being able to use this information to evidence key decision-making concerning species management and long-term conservation initiatives.
I have worked with a wide range of taxa, but identify as an ornithologist, with a notable preference for avian model study systems.
As a new staff member that has only recently returned to research, I am looking forward to getting involved with ongoing research collaborations, in addition to starting up new and exciting projects. If you are keen to connect or get on board, please get in touch!
Current PGR students:
• Fok Tsz Ting, University of Salford (MPhil; secondary supervisor): Comparison of UK and Hong Kong attitudes of and education from Zoos.
Former PGR students:
• Gregory Lee, University of Salford (MPhil; secondary supervisor): Investigating patterns of avian and lepidopteran migration at Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory.
Spanish - Latin American
University of East Anglia, United Kingdom, PhD
University of Sheffield, United Kingdom, MBiol Sci (Hons)
Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, United Kingdom, Full Member (MCIEEM)
Higher Education Academy, United Kingdom, Fellow (FHEA)
Lecturer of Conservation Biology and Ecology, Liverpool John Moores University, 2022 - present
Honourary Lecturer of Conservation Biology and Ecology, University of Salford, 2022 - present
Teaching Fellow, University of Salford, 2019 - 2022
Senior Scientist, Operation Wallacea, 2015 - 2017
Postdoctoral Research Associate, United Kingdom, University of Manchester, 2017 - 2019
Hinchcliffe DL, Lea JMD, Palme R, Shultz S. 2021. Fecal Glucocorticoid Metabolites as Biomarkers in Equids: Assay Choice Matters Journal of Wildlife Management, 85 :1175-1186 DOI Publisher Url Public Url
Gilroy DL, Phillips KP, Richardson DS, van Oosterhout C. 2017. Toll-like receptor variation in the bottlenecked population of the Seychelles warbler: computer simulations see the ‘ghost of selection past’ and quantify the ‘drift debt’ Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 30 :1276-1287 DOI Author Url Publisher Url
Gilroy DL, van Oosterhout C, Komdeur J, Richardson DS. 2017. Toll-like receptor variation in the bottlenecked population of the endangered Seychelles warbler Animal Conservation, 20 :235-250 DOI Publisher Url
Hammers M, Komdeur J, Kingma SA, Hutchings K, Fairfield EA, Gilroy DL, Richardson DS. 2016. Age-specific haemosporidian infection dynamics and survival in Seychelles warblers Scientific Reports, 6 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Fairfield EA, Hutchings K, Gilroy DL, Kingma SA, Burke T, Komdeur J, Richardson DS. 2016. The impact of conservation-driven translocations on blood parasite prevalence in the Seychelles warbler Scientific Reports, 6 DOI Author Url Publisher Url Public Url
Gilroy D, van Oosterhout C, Komdeur J, Richardson DS. 2016. Avian β-defensin variation in bottlenecked populations: the Seychelles warbler and other congeners Conservation Genetics, 17 :661-674 DOI Publisher Url
Green SEW, Salazar RD, Gilbert G, Buxton AS, Gilroy DL, Oberdorff T, Harrington LA. 2019. Freshwater Vertebrates: An overview of survey design and key methodological considerations Freshwater Ecology and Conservation: Approaches and Techniques :208-239 9780198766421 DOI Publisher Url