Curriculum Leader for Higher Education

FdSc Animal Management and Applied Science Course Tutor

BSc and FdSc Animal Management First Year Tutor

Areas of teaching expertise and interests

Equine reproduction is my main subject expertise and interest however I am also very interested in research methods and analytical techniques as well as supporting students through their own research projects at BSc and MSc level.

About Me

I graduated with a BSc (Hons) Equine Science in 2014 at Hartpury UWE, during this time I was fortunate enough to participate in a student exchange programme for 4 months in America. Following my BSc (Hons) I went on to complete a Master by Research in Equestrian Performance graduating in 2015. During my time at university I worked within industry at a well-known flat racing stud where I completed a season of foaling and yearling sales prep. After graduating in my specific subject areas I went on to complete a PGCE in Further Education completing my placement teaching on level three equine studies course.

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.

I have now been teaching at University Centre Sparsholt for 4 years and gained experience within the animal industry by attending research conferences as well as study tours to Africa and Costa Rica.

Recent publications

British Society of Animal Science Conference 2014 – The effect of mare age and reproductive status on embryo recovery rate and the quality of embryos recovered. (Presentation)

Hartpury Alltech Conference 2018 –The effect of hay net presentation on riding school stabled horses forage intake, activity and under rug temperature.  (Poster)

BIAZA 20th annual research conference 2018 – Natural or artificial? How does exhibit design affect electric blue day gecko (Lygodactylus williamsi) behaviour and people’s perceptions of welfare. (Presentation)

  • Enriching the lives of wolves (Poster)
  • Do female black lemurs see red (Poster)

ASAB Winter Meeting December 2018 – Enriching the lives of wolves (Poster)

Primary as well as secondary supervision for BSc and MSc thesis each academic year.