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University Centre Reaseheath

Becx Whitefield

Advanced Practitioner

Becx holds a BSc in Animal Behaviour and MSc Behavioural Ecology. Becx spent 7 years working in the eco-tourism industry in Southern & Eastern Africa, predominantly Zambia, where she was involved in multiple community education programmes and several conservation projects. Becx has led both horse back and driven safaris and headed up ridden snare removal and anti-poaching teams in the upper Zambezi River systems. Becx currently leads on organising field trips to Africa and other countries. 

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Research Interests and Publications

  • Behaviour and ecology of African mammals.
  • Behavioural ecology.
  • Captive animal behaviour & welfare.
  • Practical applications of behaviour for conservation.
  • Behaviour, ecology and conservation of wild Equids.

 

Whitefield, B., Nevison, C. & Raisin, C. 2004. The ‘peanut shuttle’: the effect of a feeding device on stereotypy and foraging behaviour in captive female Asian elephants (Elephas maximus). Proceedings of the British Journal of Animal Science.

Animal Science Courses

Animal Science

BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Nursing

4 Years

Full-Time

Access to Higher Education

Access to Higher Education Diploma (Land-Based Studies)

1 Year

Full-Time

Animal Science

BSc (Hons) Zoo Management (Top-Up)

1 Year

Full-Time

Animal Science

Foundation Degree Zoo Management

2 Years

Full-Time

Animal Science

Foundation Degree in Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare)

2 Years

Full-Time

Animal Science

BSc (Hons) Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare) (Top-Up)

1 Year

Full-Time

Animal Science

BSc (Hons) in Animal Behaviour & Welfare (Including Foundation Year)

4 Years

Full-Time

Animal Science

BSc (Hons) in Animal Behaviour & Welfare

3 Years

Full-Time