IoZ Staff and PhD Students

Institute of Zoology staff photo 2016
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)
  • Kevin Hopkins (Senior Technician)
  • Matthew Perkins (Senior Technician)
  • Chris Sergeant (Animal Technician)
  • Kelly Astley
  • Louise Gibson
  • Seth Jackson
  • Inez Januszczak
  • Shinto John
  • William Leung
  • Henrike Schulte to Buhne
  • Celia Serrano

Project Coordinators, Assistants & Interns

  • Robert Deaville (Cetacean Strandings Project Manager)
  • Becky Shu Chen (Chinese Giant Salamander Project Coordinator)
  • Rosemary Groom (RWCP - Southern Africa Coordinator)
  • Audrey Ipavec (RWCP - Northern, Western and Central Africa Coordinator)
  • Heidi Ma (Hainan Gibbon Conservation Programme Coordinator)
  • Nicholas Mitchell (RWCP - Lead Coordinator and Eastern Africa Coordinator)
  • Matthew Bennion (Intern)
  • Isabel Nicholson Thomas (Intern)
  • Holly Pringle (Intern)


  • Cheryl Buffonge (Science Operations Manager)
  • Amrit Dehal (Information Systems Administrator)
  • Lynne Rushton (Health & Safety Administrator)
  • Denise Bamfo (PA to Director and Administrator)
  • Alexandra Thomas (MSc Administrator)
  • Isla Watton (Soapbox Science Coordinator)

ZSL Scientific Publications & Meetings

  • Linda DaVolls (Head of Scientific Publications & Meetings)
  • Fiona Fisken (Managing Editor - International Zoo Yearbook)
  • Elina Rantanen (Journals Manager)
  • Jennifer Howes (Scientific Events Coordinator & Journals Administrator)

UK PhD Students

Overseas PhD Students

  • Mario Andres Alvarado-Rybak
  • Anne Hilborn
  • Alexander Knight
  • Kate Lee
  • Kirsten McMillan
  • Diana Alexandra Penafiel Ricaurte
  • Andres Valenzuela Sanchez

RVC/ZSL Senior Clinical Training Scholar

  • Helle Bernstorf Hydeskov

Seconded Research Staff

  • Dr David Daversa (University of Liverpool)
  • Dr Simon O'Hanlon (University College London)
  • Dr Stephen Price (University College London)

Honorary Research Fellows


In Memoriam