Harrison Carter

Conservation | Storytelling | Innovation

Harrison Carter is an interdisciplinary conservation biologist and storyteller, exploring innovative ways to incentivise human-wildlife coexistence in some of the world’s most extraordinary places.

He has travelled and filmed in over 20 countries worldwide, and his expeditions include traversing the Guyanese jungle, Indonesian rainforests and Indian lowlands in search of the world’s most infamous wildlife and the stories of neighbouring communities.

Harrison started his career in Investment Banking and later Management Consultancy, developing skills that now inform his research with a focus on innovative approaches to incentivise coexistence. 

He is currently undertaking his DPhil at the University of Oxford, where he sits across the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) and Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science (ICCS) research groups.

Harrison also holds an Associate position at the University of Exeter’s Centre for Ecology and Conservation, a Faculty position at World Extreme Medicine, a Co-Director of Research position at the Thousand Year Trust and is an invited Term Member at the Explorers Club alongside Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.

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Harrison Carter with king cobra

The Modern Adventurer Podcast

Harrison shares his experiences living in the jungle with John Horsfall, a video journalist who ran 27 marathons in 32 days across Kenya. The discussion focusses on mental health and the challenges of ‘staying on track’.

Harrison Carter spent some time ‘chatting’ with the British Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2023, Charlie Page

Chatting with Charlie

Harrison spent some time ‘chatting’ with the British Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2023, Charlie Page. The discussion focussed on photography and videography in the jungle, alongside wider challenges that present themselves in the depths of the amazon.


In 2022 Harrison was asked to be a lead presenter for NatureWatch Cornwall, covering episodes exploring the conservation status of the Cornish Chough and the UKs only venomous snake, the Common Adder. This is a highly competitive position, where episodes are viewed by BBC producers, University staff and public communities.

ConScience Conservation Exeter

In 2022, Harrison contributed this Blog article to the ConScience Conservation Research Hub at the University of Exeter. It recounts the human experience behind his MSc fieldwork in India, and his journey from a job negotiating post-Brexit trade deals to following his dream of working in reptile conservation research.