Sophie Park

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Sophie Park Lecturer and Course Manager Sophie completed BSc (Hons) Bioveterinary Science at Harper Adams University, gaining a 1st class degree with her dissertation studying the effects of maternal blood and saliva cortisol level on neonatal lamb behaviour. Sophie is a Member of BSAS. Sophie has extensive experience with ruminants, and worked as a Research […]

Dan Wright

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Dan Wright Lecturer and Course Manager Daniel completed Bsc in Animal Management at the University of Derby and is now working towards his MSc in Conservation Biology at Manchester Metropolitan University. Daniel is also a Member of the British Herpetological Society and works as a Red List Assessor for the IUCN, and is currently working […]

Dr Clare Ellis

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Dr Clare Ellis Lecturer and Course Manager Clare holds a BSc (Hons) Welfare of Animals (with Veterinary Nursing) from Myerscough College, MSc Animal Behaviour from Manchester Metropolitan University, and PGCE from University of Central Lancashire. Clare then completed her PhD in Animal Behaviour and Welfare at the University of Northampton, with her thesis on the […]

Dr Vicki Senior

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Dr Vicki Senior Lecturer and Course Manager Vicki completed her PhD in woodland insect ecology and climate change at the University of Sheffield. Vicki also holds an MSc in Wildlife Management, in which her research focused on developing a novel method for sampling insect populations. Vickis research interests include conservation and ecology, but particularly woodland […]

Becx Whitefield

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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 […]

Olly O’Malley

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Olly O’Malley Lecturer and Course Manager Olly holds a BSc (Hons) in Zoology with Evolutionary Psychology at the University of Liverpool. Following this, Olly gained 11 years of experience in zookeeping at Knowsley Safari, working with large carnivores and ungulates. Olly holds an MSc in Conservation Biology from Manchester Metropolitan University, completing his MSc research […]

Alex Sawyer

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Alex Sawyer Lecturer and Course Manager Alex has a BSc (Hons) in Zoology from the University of Liverpool, and went on to work for the university as a research technician and animal technician. Alex spent 5 years as a mammal keeper at the WWT Martin Mere, looking after Asian short clawed otters and Eurasian beavers, […]

Sydney shares experience as an international student at UCR

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Sydney shares experience as an international student at UCR by Sydney Smith  Are you thinking about studying at University Centre Reaseheath as an international student? To help you with your decision, UCR undergraduate Sydney Smith, who is originally from America and moved to England recently to study Zoo Management with us, shares her experience as […]

Graduate works to empower young conservationists

Graduate works to empower young conservationists As Chair of Chester Zoo’s groundbreaking Youth Board, BSc Zoo Management graduate Felix Rowan-Young has been instrumental in ensuring that the opinions of young conservationists are heard across the world famous zoo and further afield. Felix and fellow board members were recruited to the UK’s first zoo-based Youth Board […]

Clare Cripwell

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Clare Cripwell Lecturer/Course Manager Clare is a Lecturer and Course Manager in Veterinary Nursing, Animal and Equine Science. Clare is a Veterinary Surgeon, and graduated from Liverpool University in 2011. She has a particular interest in small animal medicine, and is currently enrolled in a Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice in Feline Medicine. Clare has […]