Since 2015 PhD Candidate LJMU
PhD Thesis: The impact of wildlife tourism on elephants, Loxodonta africana, in South Africa
Supervised by Dr Nicola Koyama (LJMU); Professor Serge Wich (LJMU), Dr Antje Engelhardt (LJMU), Dr Y Pretorius
AESOP Erasmus Mundus, LJMU Matched Funding Scholarship
2014 – 2015 LJMU
MPhil Thesis: The effect of genotype on attention bias in rhesus macaques, Macaca mulatta, as a welfare indicator, Pass
Supervised by Dr Emily Bethell, Dr Craig Wilding, Dr Claudia Mettke-Hofmann
2011 – 2015 LJMU
BSc, Animal Behaviour, (1st class)
Courses: Fundamentals of scientific research, ecology and behaviour, genetics and evolution, habitats and species, physiology, animal behaviour and welfare, control and perception, primate biology, research methods for biosciences, wildlife forensics, animal learning and cognition, behaviour and welfare of captive animals, behavioural ecology, primate social systems, research project
BSc Thesis: Aggression and competition in a group of semi-captive African elephants, Loxodonta africana, due to artificial feeding by tourists. Supervised by: Dr H Nichols
January 2016 – July 2017
Field work in Madikwe Game Reserve, ZA
September 2014 – May 2015
LJMU: Lab work analysing DNA. Genotyping and DNA sequencing
January 2015 – April 2015
Centre For Macaques, Salisbury. Field work with captive macaques.
African Elephant Research Unit. Field work with semi-captive African elephants.
September 2015 – December 2019
LJMU: Graduate student demonstrator.
September 2012 – December 2019
- Data collection methods, Statistical analysis in R and SPSS, QGIS, Monitoring and evaluation of scientific research, DNA analysis, Microsoft Office applications, Communication software (Skype, Zoom, WordPress), Social Media Marketing (Facebook, Instagram), project management and coordination, teamwork, associate fellow of the higher education academy
English (Advanced), German (Advanced), French (Basic)