Wildlife Veterinarian/Research Associate
2017–present: Wildlife Veterinarian and Research Associate, Institute of Zoology
2015–2016: MSc Wild Animal Health, Institute of Zoology & Royal Veterinary College
2012–2015: Veterinary Surgeon (small animal, exotics & wildlife rehabilitation), UK & overseas
2006–2011: BVetMed, Royal Veterinary College
2004–2006: Volunteer Zoo Keeper, Welsh Mountain Zoo
Member, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
I have a particular interest in the health, welfare and conservation of free-ranging wild animal populations, alongside the pathology and epidemiology of the infectious and non-infectious diseases affecting them. I am also interested in how interactions at the human-wildlife interface can affect transmission dynamics and disease emergence.
Garden Wildlife Health (GWH)
Garden Wildlife Health is a collaborative project between the Zoological Society of London, the British Trust for Ornithology, Froglife and the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, which aims to monitor the health of, and identify disease threats to, British wildlife. The focus of our national-level scanning wildlife disease surveillance is on garden birds, birds of prey, amphibians, reptiles and hedgehogs. For this we rely on a citizen science approach, whereby members of the public submit reports of sick or dead wildlife, and samples for analysis.
For further information on GWH, please visit www.gardenwildlifehealth.org.