Dr. Cally Ham
- 2021–Present: Badger Project Coordinator, Institute of Zoology
- 2019: Internship as a Badger Vaccination Officer, Cornwall Wildlife Trust
- 2016–2020: PhD Student, Institute of Zoology and Imperial College London
- 2014–2015: Post Graduate Research Assistant, Cattle Contact Project, Institute of Zoology
- 2013–2014: MSc Biodiversity and Conservation, University of Exeter
- 2010–2013: BSc Conservation Biology and Ecology, University of Exeter
Primary Research Interests
I am predominantly interested in ensuring that people and wildlife can co-exist successfully, with a particular focus on native UK species. I currently work to deliver a badger BCG vaccination campaign in Cornwall where we aim to both provide a disease management option to local landowners and answer questions relating to the effectiveness of badger vaccination programmes.
Previously my research has focussed on describing the behaviour of badgers and cattle using remote cameras and GPS-collars with the aim of determining when and where interspecies contacts might occur.
My PhD, at the Institute of Zoology and Imperial College London, focused on The Ecology of Pathogen Transmission Between Wildlife and Livestock.
Woodroffe R, Donnelly CA, Chapman K, Ham C, Moyes K, Stratton NG, Cartwright SJ. (2021) Successive use of shared space by badgers and cattle: implications for Mycobacterium bovis transmission. Journal of Zoology, 314(2): 132-42.
Ham C, Donnelly CA, Astley KL, Jackson SY, Woodroffe R. (2019) Effect of culling on individual badger Meles meles behaviour: Potential implications for bovine tuberculosis transmission. Journal of Applied Ecology, 56(11): 2390-9.
Woodroffe R, Donnelly CA, Ham C, Jackson SY, Moyes K, Chapman K, Stratton NG, Cartwright SJ. (2017) Use of farm buildings by wild badgers: implications for the transmission of bovine tuberculosis. European Journal of Wildlife Research, 63(1): 1-9.
Woodroffe R, Donnelly CA, Ham C, Jackson SY, Moyes K, Chapman K, Stratton NG, Cartwright SJ. (2017) Ranging behaviour of badgers Meles meles vaccinated with Bacillus Calmette Guerin. Journal of Applied Ecology, 54(3): 718-25.
Woodroffe R, Donnelly CA, Ham C, Jackson SY, Moyes K, Chapman K, Stratton NG, Cartwright SJ. (2016) Badgers prefer cattle pasture but avoid cattle: implications for bovine tuberculosis control. Ecology letters, 19(10): 1201-8.