Paul is a lecturer in Animal Management.
I am a part-time lecturer on Sparsholt’s BSc Animal Management degree and an Associate Teaching Fellow of the University of Exeter where I am undertaking my PhD in the social organisation of captive wild animals. My specific research interests are in the social organisation of giraffe and flamingos within a zoo environment. I have developed strong links with Marwell Wildlife and have helped develop a long-term giraffe research project between them and the College. I have an MSc in Wild Animal Biology and a BSc (Hons)
Currently, I spend a good deal of my time at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) Slimbridge where I am investigating the group dynamics of the flamingo flocks that are held there. I am a member of three international conservation organisations; the IUCN Giraffe & Okapi Specialist Group, the Giraffe Conservation Foundation, and the IUCN Flamingo Specialist Group. I am also vice-chair of the BIAZA Research Committee, with a role in overseeing research that is undertaken in British zoos, and the Research Liaison Officer for the BIAZA Bird Working Group. As I teach numerous units on zoo biology, conservation biology and animal behaviour, I have also helped inform the educational provision of WWT by sitting on their Formal Learning Advisory Group.