Tutor for Applied Zoo Biology and Applied Animal Behaviour courses.
I have been teaching here at University Centre Sparsholt now for over 6 years and have been lucky enough to teach across a range of courses including Animal Management, Zoo Biology, Equine Science, Veterinary Nursing and Applied Animal Behaviour.
Before starting at Sparsholt I have worked in industry, starting off as an Animal Keeper in a BIAZA collection before moving into a Zoo Education role at Colchester Zoo, this required regular visitor and school group presentations as well as helping design signage for a range of exhibits. I have a MSc in Animal Behaviour from Exeter University where my thesis focused on the Impact of Environmental Enrichment on a herd of Rothschild Giraffes. Prior to this I completed my BSc (Hons) degree in Zoology at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth. My thesis project here focused on the Pre- roosting Aggregation Behaviour of the European Starling.