Graham Kerr Building
Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health & Comparative Medicine
College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences
University of Glasgow
Tel.: 0141 330 2453
Fax: 0141 330 5971
Jan 2007 - present
NACWO and Manager - Aquaria and Birds
Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
(Formerly Department of Ecology and Environmental Biology),
Graham Kerr Building, University of Glasgow.
Jan 2005 - 2006
Technician VRFLA (Veterinary Research Facility Large Animal)
2004 - 2005
Technician and Named Animal Care Welfare Officer (NACWO) for Biological Services.
1996 - 2004
Unit Manager and Named Animal Care Welfare Officer (NACWO) for Biological Services.
M.Phil - graduated from the Department of Biological Sciences, University of Paisley
1975 - 1996
Head of Carnivores
Zoological Society of Glasgow & West of Scotland
1975 - 1996
Senior Cat Keeper
Responsible for the day to day care of wide range of cat species, plus
binturongs, musangs, African civets, polar bears, Sloth and Asiatic black bear.
1972 - 1974
Nocturnal House keeper/Relief Reptile Keeper
Responsible for the day to day care of nocturnal species and reptiles.
- Chair of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland's Animal Welfare and Ethics committee 2004 - 2008 and continuing member of committee.
- Carnivore enrichment work featured on front page of New Scientist, January 1991.
- Mentioned in the House of Commons Official Report, Parliamentary Debates (HANSARD) 27 February (1991). Zoo Animal Welfare (Col. 979).
Mr Phillip Oppenheim v Mr Tam Dalyell.
- Proactive in the publication of articles and papers on various aspects of animal behaviour, husbandry and welfare.
- Numerous awards for animal husbandry and breeding.
- Development of animal management practices that improve the lives of animals in captivity.
- Successful redevelopment of outdated and unsuitable enclosures.
- Lecturing to the public and zoo and veterinary professionals on zoo animal management and welfare.
- Referenced in the introduction and text of the book 'Environmental Enrichment' by Prof. Robert Young, published by Chapman and Hall in collaboration with
UFAW - published in 2003 as a major source of information and inspiration in the field of environmental enrichment.
- Design of animal furniture and feeding devices that stimulate and support the needs of individual species including a bat feeder (in collaboration with DMEM,
University of Strathclyde - as featured in Tomorrow's World), tiger feeding pole, bear nesting baskets and tree feeder for bears and elephants.