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I am a British-Swiss primatologist investigating small ape decline in China, Vietnam and Myanmar. I am currently studying towards a part-time doctorate degree at University College London (UCL) with additional supervisors from the Institute of Zoology (Zoological Society of London, ZSL), Sun Yat-sen University in China, Oxford Brookes University, and the IUCN Small Ape Specialist group.


I have more than 12 years' worth of experience working in the field of wild primate behaviour and implications for conservation. Throughout this period I have held various field-based research, management and teaching positions for a number of respectable organisations. The majority of my research has focused on Asian primates, with the exception of lemurs in Madagascar.


I just accepted a new role teaching part-time at Bristol Zoological Society, and regularly contribute to outreach events at UCL and ZSL. In my spare time, I am a keen photographer and write children's books to support conservation efforts and raise important awareness about threatened species.


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