Oxford University: 2006-2013; Rice University in Houston: 2005; Jacobs University Bremen, Germany: 2003-2006; IBO School 0704 in Gdynia, Poland: 1999-2003; Shanghai International School: 1995-1998; New International School of Thailand: 1994-1995
Doctorate in Zoology, Oxford University; MSc in Integrated Biosciences, Oxford University; BSc in Biology; Jacobs University Bremen
Reading University, Nottingham Trent University, Inscentinel Ltd; Oxford University
Teaching Fellow at the School of Biological Sciences
University of Reading
I study how animals interact with their environment, and I talk to people about wildlife.
My Typical Day
A bit of fieldwork, a lot of teaching, some meetings, plenty of writing – every day is different!
What's the best part of your current job?
Meeting new people and seeing new animals.
What's the best thing you've ever done in your career?
I think all the travels – to Australia, South Africa, Texas, the Galapagos Islands, and throughout Europe.
What advice would you give someone who wants to be in the same career as you?
Be prepared for a lot of hard work, and try to build a network of connections.
What do you see as your next step in your career?
Trying to get a permanent job.
What other sorts of jobs can you do with your qualifications?
You can sell your soul to the world of banking or management consulting – but why would you? You could also become a teacher, a programmer, a bridge engineer, a consultant, a writer, a TV presenter… These are all the things my colleagues are doing.
What don't you like about your current job?