IoZ Staff and PhD Students

Director of Science

Research Theme Leaders



Joint ZSL and University College London Staff


Senior Research Fellows

Research Fellows

Postdoctoral Research Assistants

Postgraduate Research Assistants

Technicians/Science Support

  • Dada Gottelli (Chief Technician)
  • Dr Chris Durrant (Senior Technician & Biosafety Officer)
  • Matthew Perkins (Senior Technician)
  • Chris Sergeant (Animal Technician)
  • Robert Deaville (Cetacean Strandings Project Manager)
  • David Hitchcock (Buildings & Capital Projects Administrator)
  • Lola Brookes 
  • Shinto John
  • William Leung
  • Harry Owen
  • Gabriela Peniche
  • Louise Wong

Project Administrators

  • Becky Shu Chen (Project Coordinator - Chinese Giant Salamander Project)
  • Michelle Wong (Project Coordinator - Hainan Gibbon Conservation Programme)


  • Cheryl Buffonge (Science Operations Manager)
  • Amrit Dehal (Information Systems Administrator)
  • Idrish Dudhwala (Finance Administrator)
  • Jo Keogh (Assistant to Director & Admin Manager)
  • Lynne Rushton (Health & Safety Administrator)

PhD Students

Affiliated PhD Students

  • Alice Baniel
  • Anne-Sophie Bertrand
  • Marc Fernandez Morron
  • Anne Hilborn
  • Kirsten McMillan
  • Kate Richardson
  • Andres Valenzuela Sanchez

Honorary Research Associates

  • Dr Karina Acevedo-Whitehouse

In Memoriam