I have been carrying out reptile and amphibian research within the Santa Lucia Cloud Forest Reserve since 2008 and I have had the privilege of publishing several research papers from work carried out within the reserve (see https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Simon_Maddock/contributions). These scientific reports include a new species discovery (Riama yumborum). I have also found new behaviours and previously unknown natural history information for members of the genus Riama.
I am currently a lecturer at Reaseheath College, UK and a Scientific Associate of the Natural History Museum, London. My main research interests are the ecology, conservation, taxonomy and evolution of reptiles and amphibians.