Chris Jeffs


BA Biological Sciences (University of Oxford); MRes Entomology (Imperial College London); DPhil Ecology (University of Oxford)

Previous experience

Chris began his career within academic research focusing on climate change ecology, completing a DPhil (PhD) and postdoctoral research position at the University of Oxford's former Department of Zoology.

Chris pursued a career switch beyond academia to lead public engagement, science communication and career development work at the British Ecological Society, a charity and learned society. His work there involved: organising public exhibitions, events, and large-scale school outreach programmes; delivering career development support for students and professional ecologists/researchers including training and mentoring; fundraising through project managing applications for large and small grants as well as donations from individuals and organisations.

Additionally, Chris has worked as a freelance science communicator, mentor/tutor, and project manager for clients conducting ecological surveying and public engagement work.

Chris currently provides support for students at all stages, and also for Research Staff across all divisions and disciplines.

Colleges & departments

Chris collaborates with St Cross College, Reuben College, and Linacre College.

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Areas of interest

Academia and Education, Biology and Environment, Charities, Computing and IT, International Organisations, International Policy and Development, Public Engagement and Science Communication, Researcher Professional Development, Postgraduate Study.

Chris currently also advises Research Staff across all divisions and disciplines.

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