Kerry Hunt

Kerry Hunt

Course Tutor for MSc Applied Zoo Biology and BSc (Hons) Applied Animal Behaviour

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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Paul Rose

Paul Rose

Lecturer in Animal Science

My specific research interests are in the social organisation of giraffe and flamingos within a zoo environment, as well as in behavioural indicators of animal welfare state. I have developed strong links with Marwell Wildlife and have helped develop a long-term giraffe research project between them and Sparsholt. I have a PhD in Animal Behaviour, an MSc in Wild Animal Biology and a BSc (Hons) in Animal Science

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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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Emma Anscombe-Skirrow

Emma Anscombe-Skirrow

Head of Centre for Veterinary Nursing and Animal Management Lecturer

I have an MSc in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health from the University of Edinburgh. I also gained a BSc (Hons) Veterinary Nursing Science in 2008 at Sparsholt College, qualifying as a Veterinary Nurse 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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Jo Bond

Jo Bond

Veterinary Nursing and Animal Science Lecturer | FdSc Veterinary Nursing Science Course tutor

I hold a BSc (Hons) in Veterinary Nursing and Practice Management, qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2008 (NVQ 3) and am a registered veterinary nurse with the RCVS. I also hold an RCVS Advanced Diploma in Veterinary Nursing gained in 2014, specialising in medical and critical care nursing.

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Abigail Newman

Abigail Newman

Equine and Applied Animal Science Lecturer | Course tutor for FdSc Animal Management and Applied Animal Science

Whilst completing my studies and research I have also worked in various areas of the equine industry from riding schools, equine welfare sanctuaries, flat racing stud, embryo transfer centre and an Olympic Event yard, giving me industrial experience and knowledge to portray in my teaching.

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James Brereton

James Brereton

BSc Zoo Biology and FdSc Applied Zoo Science Course tutor

I am a lecturer on Sparsholt’s BSc/FdSc Animal Management and Zoo Biology degrees and teach on topics including genetics, behaviour and zoo animal husbandry. Prior to lecturing at Sparsholt, I gained experience at ZSL London and Whipsnade zoos, and Beale Wildlife Park. I have developed strong links with several zoo collections…

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Marianne Sarah Freeman

Marianne Sarah Freeman

Course Tutor BSc Applied Animal Science

I am a zoologist/ecologist with a specific interest captive and wild animal management. My masters research investigated social and environmental factors on the behaviour of captive western colobus monkeys. During my PhD I studied invasive deer ecology, including genetic and geographic modelling as well as the ecological uses of camera traps.

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