Curriculum Vitae

cropped-cropped-a-stuhlmanni2.png  Christopher David Barratt 

 Short CV: (a full CV can be downloaded here)

Formal Education and Qualifications:

Sep 2013 - Apr 2017 - PhD (Summa cum laude): Biodiversity patterns and conservation of the coastal forests of Eastern Africa University of Basel, Switzerland. Supervisor: Dr. Simon Loader. Examiner: Prof. Neil D. Burgess
Jul 2010 - Jul 2012 - MSc by research (Pass): Developing microsatellite markers for East African caecilian amphibians University of Salford, UK. Supervisor: Dr. Robert Jehle
Sep 2003 - Jun 2007 - BSc (1st class honours degree): Wildlife and Practical Conservation. University of Salford, UK  Supervisor: Dr. Paul A. Rees

Grants: (total ~17,500 EUR)

Aug 2018 - Study for the Society of Evolution - Travel grant to attend Evolution 2018 in Montpellier, France (500 USD)
Oct 2016 - Freiwilligen Akademischen Gesellschaft Basel - 6 month PhD extension grant (12,000 CHF) Feb 2016 - Swiss Zoological Society - Travel grant for  International Biogeography Society 2017, Tucson, AZ, US (1000 CHF)
Jan 2015 - University of Basel - Travel grant for International Biogeography Society 2015, Bayreuth, Germany (600 CHF)
Aug 2014 - European Science Foundation ConGenOmics - Short stay grant, Natural History Museum London (1’350 EUR)
May 2014 - University of Basel - Travel grant for African Amphibian Working Group meeting, Bwindi, Uganda (800 CHF)
Apr 2014 - Freiwilligen Akademischen Gesellschaft Basel - Field work grant for Tanzania (3’500 CHF)

Scientific Experience:

Dec 2011–Dec 2016 - Herpetological Journal, Managing editor
Sep 2010–Nov 2012 - Teaching assistant/demonstrator (School of Environment and Life Sciences, University of Salford)
Aug 2008–May 2009 - Frontier Tanzania Savannah Research Project Research Officer
Aug–Dec 2005 - Endemic bird habitat mapping GIS project, Principe Island, West Africa


Herpetological Association of Africa, African Amphibian Working Group, British Herpetological Society, Swiss Zoological Society, Society for the Study of Evolution


Dr. Simon Loader - PhD supervisor (
Dr. Robert Jehle - MSc supervisor, Editor - Herpetological Journal.(
Dr. David Gower - collaborator (
(Additional referees available upon request)