Staff Governor and Programme Leader, BSc (Hons) Animal Conservation & Biodiversity
Pam is a highly experienced lecturer with a passion for wildlife and conservation. Having gained a BSc in Agricultural & Environmental Science at Newcastle University and a PhD in Plant Biology at the University of Sheffield, she moved into research at Manchester University for two years. She then went on to work for Hampshire Wildlife Trust on a range of projects, including providing advice to landowners about storm-damaged trees and coordinating citizen science projects on frogs, hedgehogs and otters. Following a period as a secondary science teacher, she moved into the delivery of environmental education for Worcestershire and Kent Wildlife Trusts.
She has been delivering courses at HE level at Hadlow College since 2002 and contributed to the development and subsequent validation of the FdSc and BSc degrees in Animal Conservation & Biodiversity. She volunteers for several conservation-focused organisations, including being the chairwoman of Kent Mammal Group and a Trustee of the Mammal Society. She carries out amphibian surveys for Kent Reptile & Amphibian Group and bat surveys for Bat Conservation Trust. She holds a dormouse handling licence and regularly monitors this species in a local wood. She likes to lead bat walks for members of the public and students and helps out with a Wildlife Explorers group of 8-12 year olds at Sandwich Bird Observatory.
- Wildlife population monitoring and surveying
- Bat ecology & conservation
- British mammals
- Thermal imaging technology & application to wildlife monitoring.
Publications & Research
Various articles for the Kent Mammal Group, Kent Mammal Atlas. Research interests focus on bat foraging activity, thermal imaging and camera trap technology.