H.E. Lecturer in Animal Science
My principle research interests include animal welfare, physiology, and the welfare of captive animals. I am currently investigating the impact of keeper-animal relationships in zoos, particularly how animal’s perceive keeper interactions as positive, neutral, or negative and how these interactions impact on an animal’s welfare.MEMBERSHIPS:ABWAK Association of British Wild Animal KeepersAFHEA The Higher Education AcademyBSAS British Society for Animal ScienceICZ International Congress of ZookeepersISAE International Society for Applied EthologyISAZ International Society of AnthropologyIUCN/SSC Cat Specialist Group. Friends of the Cat GroupMRSB Royal Society of BiologyPSGB Primate Society of Great BritainR.Anim.Sci. (assoc.) British Society for Animal ScienceUFAW Universities Federation for Animal Welfare)
BSc (Hons) Animal Science
MSc Multimedia Application Development
HEA Higher Education Academy, associate fellow
Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology
Comparative Anatomy and Physiology
Biological processes and cell biology
Wildlife trade and conservation issues
A Multi-zoo Study of Keeper-Animal Relationships Focusing on Cheetahs and Snow Leopards.
Owen and amory (2011) A Case Study Employing Operant Conditioning to Reduce Stress of Capture for Red-Bellied Tamarins(Saguinus labiatus) JOURNAL OF APPLIEDANIMALWELFARE SCIENCE 14124–137.