Dr Amy Hinsley

Research Interests

Amy’s research uses interdisciplinary methods to understand the complex interactions between the legal and illegal markets for bear bile in China, particularly how consumer behavior and demand influence these markets. Before joining Oxford in 2017 she worked at the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre on projects related to the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), and completed a PhD on consumer behavior and the use of the internet in the international wildlife trade, using a case study of orchids.

Selected Publications

Williams, S.J., Gale., S.W., Hinsley, A., Gao, J. and St John, F.A.V. 2018. Using consumer preferences to characterize the trade of wild‐collected ornamental orchids in China. Conservation Letters. https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/conl.12569

Hinsley, A., De Boer HJ, Fay MF, Gale SW, Gardiner LM, Gunasekara RS, Kumar P, Masters S, Metusala D, Roberts DL, Veldman S, Wong S, & Phelps (2018). A review of the trade in orchids, and its implications for conservation. Botanical Journal of the Linnean Society.

Hinsley, A. & Roberts, D.L. (2018) The wild origin dilemma. Biological Conservation. 207. 203-206.

Hinsley, A., Sutherland, W.J.& Johnston, A. (2017) Men ask more questions than women at a scientific conference. PloS One. http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0185534#sec001 

Hinsley, A. & Roberts, D.L. (2017) Assessing access and benefit sharing in wildlife trade using online surveys: lessons from the Southeast Asian Orchid Industry. Environmental Conservation

Hinsley, A. Hinsley, Nuno, A., Ridout, M., Freya A.V. St John, & David L. Roberts (2016). Estimating the Extent of CITES Noncompliance among Traders and End-Consumers; Lessons from the Global Orchid Trade. Conservation Letters.

Hinsley, A., Lee, T.E., Harrison, J.R. and Roberts, D.L., 2016. Estimating the extent and structure of trade in horticultural orchids via social media.Conservation Biology.

(book chapter) Hinsley, A., King, E. and Sinovas, P., 2016. Tackling Illegal Wildlife Trade by Improving Traceability: A Case Study of the Potential for Stable Isotope Analysis. The Geography of Environmental Crime, pp.91-119. Palgrave

Hinsley, A., Verissimo, D. and Roberts, D.L., 2015. Heterogeneity in consumer preferences for orchids in international trade and the potential for the use of market research methods to study demand for wildlife. Biological Conservation,190, pp.80-86.

Hinsley, A., Entwistle, A. and Pio, D.V., 2015. Does the long-term success of REDD+ also depend on biodiversity?. Oryx, 49(02), pp.216-221.