I am currently studying on the MSc in Primate Conservation at Oxford Brookes University. Upon graduating from University in 2007, I decided to pursue the development and growth of my experience within the field of Primatology. I broadened my experience in conservation working as assistant primatologist with conservation organisation Operation Wallacea to aid in their research in Indonesia. I followed up this research for 4 subsequent years, supervising successful projects with a number of University students and producing a scientific paper from research conducted on site, planned for publication in the spring. In 2009 I became involved in animal welfare, working for Stichting AAP in Almere in The Netherlands. I worked initially as a volunteer primate keeper and then was employed as experienced keeper in the primate department. I furthered this with working in the quarantine where I gained insight into veterinary procedures and quarantine protocol.
With this experience I have developed my aspiration to working in conservation to support the efforts to halt the loss of biodiversity. I plan to travel to Borneo in April in order to conduct research for my MSc thesis on primate health.