Dr Lia Gilmour

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  • Qualifications:PhD (University of Bristol), MSc (by Research) (University of Bristol), BSc (University of Bristol, Associate Fellow HEA
  • Position:Post Doctoral Researcher
  • Department:HAS - Applied Sciences
  • Telephone:+44117 965 6261
  • Email:Lia.Gilmour@uwe.ac.uk

About me

I am a post-doctoral researcher focussing on bat ecology, conservation and bioacoustics. I studied for my MSc (by Research) and my PhD in the Bat Ecology and Bioacoustics Lab at the University of Bristol, supervised by renowned bat researchers Professor Gareth Jones and Dr Marc Holderied. 

During my PhD I also become an Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy. I have a keen interest in developing and delivering inspirational and student-focussed teaching.

I have developed industry links with a number of leading ecological consultancies and delivered on projects as part of major infrastructure mitigation projects focussed on bats.  

Area of expertise

My research interests include ecology, behaviour and conservation, specifically in the field of human-wildlife interaction. My PhD focussed on evaluating bat deterrence methods and the development of a thermal bat tracking system. My work centres around following research areas:

  • Bat ecology, behaviour and bioacoustics
  • Conservation biology
  • Interactions of bats and human built structures (wind turbines, roads)

    As part of my work I have used the following research methods:

  • Bat echolocation call recording and analysis
  • Acoustic identification of bat calls (using manual and automated systems)
  • Thermal and NIR imaging
  • Bat tracking methods and stereo thermal videogrammetry


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