Dr Jepson came to academia after a successful career in conservation management and policy. He has consulted for a wide range of inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations and was Indonesia Programme Coordinator for BirdLife International (1991-1997). He started his career as a local government countryside officer developing new urban conservation initiatives in Manchester and Shrewsbury (UK).
His research interests focus on the geographies of conservation governance with particular reference to long term interests in protected areas, wildlife trade, conservation history, attitudes, values and practices, media representations of conservation issues, and the role, accountability and legitimacy of conservation NGOs.
- Nature conservation
- Wildlife trade
- Protected areas
- Ecosystem services
- Environmental policy
- New technologies and conservation
Dr Jepson has media experience, and teaches on science and media workshops.