Animal Technician
Animal welfare
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Institute of Zoology
Zoological Society of London

Tresai supports researchers and students addressing global conservation challenges.

Tresai's role involves supporting researchers and students addressing global conservation challenges. She aims to find new approaches to improve animal health and welfare across the science division whilst providing technical support to researchers. 

Primarily, Tresai's work involves caring for amphibians and assisting researchers and PhD students on projects that focus on understanding the wildlife diseases chytridiomycosis and ranavirus. Tresai also supports a team of researchers currently working on fish behaviour and ecology. 

More about our work with chytridiomycosis

Professional history

April 2015 - September 2016: Zoo Keeper Birds, ZSL London Zoo
June 2017 - November 2017: Vet Nurse, Auckland New Zealand 
April 2018 - September 2018: Seasonal Zoo Keeper Birds, ZSL London Zoo
September 2018 - August 2019: Animal Technician, City and Islington College
August 2019 - Present: Animal Technician, Institute of Zoology, ZSL

2021-2022: Writtle College University, MSc Animal Welfare and Conservation 
Dissertation: Drivers of hatching failure in a captive bird population
Animal behaviour project: The effects of tail mounted radio trackers on a Vietnam pheasant

2018-2021: Open University, BSc (Honours) Natural Science, Environmental Science 
Dissertation: How does tree species diversity affect passerine bird species richness in the UK?


Ford, C.E., Brookes, L.M., Skelly, E., Sergeant, C., Jordine, T., Balloux, F., Nichols, R.A. and Garner, T.W.J., 2022. Non-Lethal Detection of Frog Virus 3-Like (RUK13) and Common Midwife Toad Virus-Like (PDE18) Ranaviruses in Two UK-Native Amphibian Species. Viruses, [online] 14(12), p.2635.