Dr. Lindsay Eckley
B.Sc., (Hons), Ph.D.
My interests in conservation, ecology and biodiversity started with my undergraduate degree in Ecological Sciences at Edinburgh University. I went on to study for a PhD in Zoology at Aberdeen University; my research investigated the associations between energy expenditure, ageing and longevity in birds. Following my studies I spent eight years in public health research at Liverpool John Moores University and Bangor University. I bring to Chester Zoo a broad range of skills and experience from biological, ecological, health and social sciences. I believe that the modern zoo has a role to play in generating, integrating and applying multi-disciplinary scientific evidence.
I joined Chester Zoo as Research Officer in August 2017. I work across the Science Directorate providing administration, support and facilitation for the science and research activities.
My role involves: contributing to the development and implementation of frameworks for the way science and research projects are accepted, reviewed, monitored and evaluated; receive and review applications from external researchers and facilitate access to the zoo collections for research; support Chester Zoo staff and partners in applying for external funds for research; collect data and track scientific credibility.