Mr Philip Collins

University of Roehampton, United Kingdom

I am currently undertaking a PhD at The University of Roehampton concerning the identification of phenotypic traits related to individual quality in seabirds. This work largely focuses on kittiwakes, with scope for extension to other species.

My research interests include seabird physiology, distributions, and behaviour. I particularly value the application of novel technology in furthering understanding of at sea movements and behaviours. Having completed a Master’s in Marine biology at The University of Southampton, I also have a strong interest in relating seabird physiology to the environmental and ecological settings within which they function.

Previous experience includes a research assistantship with the Oxford Navigation group based on Skomer Island, Wales. This involved tracking numerous breeding seabirds through GPS and geolocator devices. I was also involved in the 2011 census of breeding Manx Shearwaters on Skomer Island.


Perrins, C.M., Wood, M.J., Garroway, C.J., Boyle, D., Oak, N., Revera, R., Collins, P. and Taylor, C. (2012) A whole-island census of the Manx Shearwaters Puffinus puffinus breeding on Skomer Island in 2011. Seabird. 251–13.