Andy Beer

Andy Beer

Senior Practitioner and Zoo Courses Manager

My main role is to manage the Diploma in the Management of Zoo and Aquarium Animals. This is a 2 year distance learning course for members of the zoo community. This is run in collaboration with the British & Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) and is delivered via regional centres throughout the UK and Irish Republic.

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Steve Nash

Steve Nash

Curriculum Leader: Equine and Applied Animal Science, Course Tutor for FdSc Animal Management

I’ve been fascinated by reptiles and amphibians since I was a child. My current research involvements reflect these long standing interests by focussing on herptile (particularly amphibian) husbandry, welfare and conservation as well as zoo exhibitry, visitor engagement and recreational learning.

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Dr Lisa Riley

Dr Lisa Riley

Course Tutor BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Behaviour (Top Up)

I am a primatologist and have a broad interest in the entire primate order. During my Doctorate I specialised in chimpanzee cognition and welfare and investigated programme-level social learning, tool selection/use and cognitive enrichment in a group of chimpanzees at Twycross Zoo (UK).

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Kerry Hunt

Kerry Hunt

Course Tutor BSc (Hons) Animal Management

I previously worked in industry, firstly as a zoo keeper before moving to a zoo education role at Colchester Zoo. I have a MSc degree in Animal Behaviour from Exeter University, where I undertook my dissertation research on the impact on environment enrichment on a herd of Rothschild giraffes.

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Roger Coffin

Roger Coffin

Lecturer in Data Analysis and IT

I am a part-time lecturer on the BSc / FdSc Animal Management degree. Having started off lecturing in farm livestock production, new course developments led to the need for someone to teach data analysis, and I now cover this topic for animal, equine and veterinary nursing students.

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Paul Rose

Paul Rose

Lecturer in Animal Management

I am a part-time lecturer on the BSc / FdSc Animal Management degree and an Associate Teaching Fellow of the University of Exeter where I am undertaking my PhD in the social organisation of captive wild animals. My specific research interests are in the social organisation of giraffe and flamingos within a zoo environment.

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Mandy Tamba

Mandy Tamba

FdSc Veterinary Nursing Tutor

I have spent several years working in small and large animal veterinary practice, which gave me the opportunity to develop my veterinary nursing skills and progress to Head Veterinary Nurse. I have volunteered for animal neutering clinics and conservation programmes in Greece, St Lucia, The Gambia, Botswana, Malawi and South Africa.

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Emma Skirrow

Emma Skirrow

Veterinary Nursing and Animal Management Lecturer

I graduated with a BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing Science in 2008 at Sparsholt College, qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2007 (NVQ 3) and am a registered Veterinary Nurse with the RCVS. I also hold a City and Guild Certificate in the nursing of exotic species, gained in 2009 from Edinburgh’s Telford College.

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