Dr Lindsay Eckley

Research Officer

  • Qualifications B.Sc. (Hons) Ph.D.
  • Focus area
    People Populations
  • Location
    At the Zoo

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 a 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. Please contact me by email if you have any research enquiries.