Fiona Mc Auliffe

PhD Student


Fiona graduated with a BSc in Zoology from University College Cork in 2016, and a MSc with Distinction in Ecological Management and Conservation Biology from Queen’s University Belfast in 2018. Following this, Fiona worked as an Ecological Consultant and is a graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management. As a PhD student with Scotland's Rural College and the University of Edinburgh she will investigate the causes of lamb loss on Highland farms and crofts – known as ‘blackloss’. Working in collaboration with Scottish Natural Heritage and with extensive travel in the west Highlands of Scotland, the project will investigate possible causes of blackloss, including predation by wild birds and mammals, infectious diseases and poor ewe nutrition resulting in malnutrition of lambs.


BSc Zoology

MSc Ecological Management and Conservation Biology