We are a community of internationally recognised researchers and students working in conservation science. The Institute of Zoology sits within the Science Directorate of ZSL.

Director of Science

Science Management Team

Research staff

Senior Research Fellows
Research Fellows

Postdoctoral Research Associates

Research Associates

Research Assistants

Project Managers & Coordinators

Technical Staff

Science Support:
  • Dada Gottelli (Chief Technician)
  • Kevin Hopkins (Senior Technician)
  • Shinto John (Microbiology Technician)
  • Tresai Jordine (Animal Technician)
  • Matthew Perkins (Senior Technician)
  • Chris Sergeant (Named Animal Care & Welfare Officer)
Research Technicians:
  • Kelly Astley
  • Rebecca Foskett
  • Georgina Gerard
  • Chloe Hartland
  • Bella Horwood
  • Adrienne Hutchinson
  • Emily Jones
  • Lucy Mooney
  • Hannah Puleston
  • Tania Trugman

Professional Staff

Science Operations:
  • Cheryl Buffonge (Science Operations Manager)
  • Rosa Cullen (Science Coordinator)
  • Amrit Dehal (Senior Administrator)
  • Breanna Kaufman (EDI & Science Review Boards Administrator)
Wildlife Health Bridge:
  • Harriet Pinder (Wildlife Health Bridge Coordinator)
  • Alexandra Thomas (Wildlife Health Bridge Course Manager)
  • Amber Wyard (Wildlife Health Bridge Administrator)

ZSL Science Resources & Meetings

  • Lucy Brown (Public Engagement with Science Manager)
  • Linda DaVolls (Head of Science Resources & Meetings)
  • Harriet McAra (Science Communications and Events Manager)
  • Elina Rantanen (Journals Manager)
  • Isla Watton (Soapbox Science Coordinator & Science Media Project Manager)

Honorary Research Associates

  • Dr Caitlin Andrews (The Nature Conservancy)
  • Dr Sarah Ball
  • Dr Kieran Bates (University of Oxford)
  • Dr Timothy Davenport (Wildlife Conservation Society)
  • Dr Charles Foley (Lincoln Park Zoo)
  • Dr Tony Fooks (Animal and Plant Health Agency)
  • Dr Michael Hudson (Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust)
  • Dr David Jacoby (University of Lancaster)
  • Prof. Kate Jones (University College London)
  • Dr Goncalo Rosa (University of Lisbon)
  • Prof. James Wood (University of Cambridge)

Institute of Zoology PhD Students

Overseas PhD Students
  • Catarina Dias Coutinho
  • Shiquing He
  • Aichi Mkunde Josephat Mnenge
  • Dedan Ngatia
  • Ioana Popescu
  • Mmadi Reuben
  • Udayanga Sampath
ECZM Resident in Wildlife Population Health

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PhD Alumni