BSc (Hons), MSc
I joined Chester Zoo in 2001 and have worked in a number of different roles within the Discovery and Learning Division during this time. My current role is Learning Manager, where I am responsible for formal (schools and colleges), public and digital learning programmes.
I am passionate about conservation education, love working with people, and enjoy the challenge of developing innovative ways to help people understand environmental issues which empowers and allows them to discover and choose behaviours that will have a positive impact for wildlife.
I am fortunate to work with many like-minded people (I manage a team of over 25 during peak season) who all have a wide ranging, diverse and varied interest in wildlife and sustainability issues, so every day we learn a lot from each other!
I graduated with a Zoology degree from The Queens University of Belfast and in 2016 completed a Master’s degree in Science and Society with The Open University.
I have over 15 years of conservation education leadership experience, working mainly in the UK but also in Cameroon, Uganda and Mauritius, and I am a science communication specialist with a particular interest in contemporary issues in science learning and communication. I have produced a diverse range of publications, including in the journal Visitor Studies.