I have worked at the Centre for Applied Zoology since 2004 as lecturer, manager, supervisor and researcher. I am particularly interested in the fields of animal behavior and science communication. Hence I have undertaken research into primate behavior in Borneo and public understanding of zoo animals through the use of exhibit labels. I am currently supervising several projects involving animal and visitor behavior at Newquay Zoo and a Research Masters project using IR technology to assess welfare of cats in a rehoming centre. I am excited about the application of findings of the tortoise project for tortoise welfare, conservation efforts and pet owners.