Ben Evans

Science & Conservation Communications Officer

  • Qualifications BSc MSc
  • Specialisms
    Visitor & Community Engagement

A fascination for wildlife and the natural world originally led me towards a career in Biology. I achieved a BSc in Zoology at the University of Sheffield before moving to the University of Bristol to complete an MSc by Research investigating gastrointestinal parasite transmission in the critically endangered saiga antelope.

During this research I began to work with the conservation NGO Frankfurt Zoological Society. As an intern and contractor as part of their communications team I discovered a passion for communicating science and conservation.

Now, in my role at Chester Zoo which began in 2019, I ensure that the crucial research and conservation efforts that our teams carry out both at home and abroad are made accessible to any reader. I produce and disseminate stories regarding our numerous projects, the unfortunate global factors that make them necessary, and the brighter future that we are helping to create for species around the planet. 

Follow us on Twitter @ScienceatCZ and @ActforWildlife for the latest news on our work.