Dr Juliet Vickery
Dr Juliet Vickery has been at the forefront of ornithological science, conservation and communication for over two decades, and has made huge contributions in all these areas. Juliet’s research has always focussed on key issues in bird conservation; from her PhD on the influence of acid rain on dipper populations, post-doctoral studies of conflicts between geese and agriculture, positions at the University of Edinburgh, Scottish Natural Heritage, BTO and RSPB addressing a range of issues, particularly farmland and migrant bird declines.
In her current position as Head of International Research at RSPB, Juliet manages a team of scientists operating throughout the world to address impacts of land use change, deforestation and much more. Juliet has exceptional skills in identifying important issues, understanding the policy landscape in which such issues must be addressed, and enthusing and inspiring her staff, colleagues and collaborators to find effective solutions to complex conservation problems. The impact of her work can be seen in freshwater, farmland, woodland and island systems in the UK and beyond. Prior to her post at RSPB, Juliet was a Research Ecologist at BTO, leading the research programme on farmland birds and agri-environment schemes.
Juliet has published over 100 papers and book chapters and is an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Cambridge. She has also Chaired the Policy Committee of the British Ecological Society and served as Chair of the Equality and Diversity Committee and Vice-President of the British Ornithologists’ Union. Juliet has inspired ornithologists across the world, through her supervision of large numbers of students and staff, her clear vision, her exceptional communication skills and her tireless passion for bird conservation.