I became involved with research using infrared images as part of the team at the Centre for Applied Zoology at Cornwall College Newquay. This team is researching non-invasive techniques based on infrared imagery for several applications including stress monitoring of rescue animals prior to re-homing. I supervise a Research Masters student using infrared with endangered wildlife (hedgehogs) both to assist to initial assessments of rescued animals and to monitor hibernation. We work closely with Newquay Zoo and realized the opportunity presented by the re-development of their current tortoise house when demonstrating the potential for infrared monitoring of various zoo species.
Since completing my doctoral research at University of Essex I have been involved in several applied zoology research projects in collaboration with a range of organizations.