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Eleanor Kean PhD

I conduct evidence reviews and data analysis for government bodies, academia and NGOs. A mammal biologist by training, I specialised in otters, providing national level advice. I'm equally happy helping organisations to engage with their stakeholders. 

Supporting your environmental evidence needs
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Eurasian Otter (Lutra lutra) Immature,cl



  • Evidence review

  • Advanced statistical analysis

  • GIS analysis

  • Otter talks, advice surveys and training

  • Report writing


  • Focus groups

  • Toolkit production

  • Project evaluation

Recent Publications

Kean EF, Perkins SE, Munday M and Durance I. 2023. Systems thinking for the Usk: Actors and activities driving the health of Usk catchment freshwaters. A Cardiff University Water Research Institute report for the Catchment Systems Thinking Cooperative.


Kean and Chadwick. 2021. Sixth Otter Survey of Wales. Natural Resources Wales Evidence Report 519 

Kean, EF, et al. 2021. Supporting capacity and capability in the freshwater sector. A Cardiff University Water Research Institute report for Esmée Fairbairn Foundation

Kean, E.F. et al. 2021. Persistent pollutants exceed toxic thresholds in a freshwater top predator decades after legislative control. Environmental Pollution, 272


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