Harriet Thatcher CV


Since 2015           PhD Candidate LJMU

PhD Thesis: Behavioural ecology of urban vervet monkeys, Chlorocebus pygerythrus

Supervised by Dr Nicola Koyama (LJMU); Professor Colleen Downs (Uni. of KwaZulu-Natal)

2014 – 2015         LJMU

MPhil Thesis: Attention bias as a welfare tool for captive rhesus macaques, Macaca mulatta

Supervised by Dr Emily Bethell

2010 – 2015         LJMU

BSc Zoology with placement year (1st)

BSc Thesis: The influence of four different feeding enrichments on the activity patterns of captive lemurs. Supervised by: Dr Nicola Koyama

Research Experience

April 2014 – September 2014     

Liverpool John Moores University, Medical Research Council, Centre for Macaques UK. Research internship.

September 2012-March 2013

Frontier Tanzania, Mafia Island Marine Park (Tanzania). Research internship.

March 2013- September 2013

Manor House Wildlife Park (UK). Research Project.

Teaching Experience

July 2019-Present

Teaching Fellow, University of Edinburgh, UK

Sept 2018-May 2019

Lecturer in Conservation Science and Field Research, Bristol Zoological Society, UK

Sept 2017 –Sept 2018

Demonstrator, Liverpool John Moores University, UK

Dec 2015 –July 2017

Demonstrator, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa


  • Animal behaviour field techniques and various recording platforms
  • Basic laboratory skills, genetic analysis, parasite analysis
  • Data analysis software including: R statistical package, SPSS, QGIS and UCINET



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