I am a veterinarian and physiologist, currently working in the UK as a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Zoo and Wildlife Medicine at the University of Nottingham, School of Veterinary Medicine and Science. I have worked with and studied the health and welfare of wildlife for the past 20 years in Europe, North America, and Southeast Asia. I have experience with the development of novel technologies for surveillance and diagnosis of zoonoses and emerging infectious diseases in wildlife, and the use of a One Health approach linking ecosystem, human and animal health.
I currently serve as Chair of the European Wildlife Disease Association, and am a member of the IUCN Wildlife Health Specialist Group. I am also a member of BIAZA’s Elephant Welfare Group (government advisory committee working to assess and improve welfare of UK zoo elephants), and serve on the Ethics Committee of the Zoological Society of London, and on the Health and Welfare Committee of Twycross Zoo.