MSc Wild Animal Biology - Career Profiles
Graduates go on to pursue successful careers in wildlife management (government agencies, developing and developed countries), wildlife rehabilitation, wildlife related research (universities, zoological collections) and zoo management. Some continue to study towards a PhD, either with the Institute of Zoology or with another leading scientific research institute.
Kristen Steele is Programmes Coordinator at the International Society for Ecology and Culture (ISEC), overseeing the Economics of Happiness Project, including organising a recent international conference in California.
She also works on fundraising and writes articles and reports on the environmental and social impacts of economic globalisation and localisation.
Xinli Yap, who graduated from the course in 2010, now works as Conservation and Research Officer in Wildlife Reserves Singapore. Her main duties include: liaising with governmental and non-governmental organizations and individuals on local and regional conservation projects; organizing seminars, talks and conservation events; preparing materials and conducting public outreach programmes; and conducting in-house scientific research.
Lydia Tiller, a graduate from the 2008/2009 class, is currently carrying out research on elephant cognition in Thailand. She is working for a scientist called Dr Joshua Plotnik who is a Newton post-doctoral research fellow from the University of Cambridge. She is also field team leader for the Earthwatch programme that is run at the field site.