About

I am currently studying an MSc by Research at The University of Salford.

Hi I’m Sarah, I find bats fascinating, they are amazing animals and I’m trying to do my bit to help with their conservation.

I left my career in Marketing & Business Development in 2016 after recovering from Breast Cancer. I decided to follow my heart and went back to university to study Animal Behaviour. I graduated with a 1st Class Hons Degree in July 2019. I have tried to grasp every opportunity to develop my scientific skills, both academically and in the field. I love nothing more than being out in nature surveying bats at night!

Specialist Areas

Trainee UK Bat Surveyor

Acoustic Methods

Neotropical Bat Student

Thermal Imaging Beginner

Field Experience & Volunteer Positions

Bat Scientist – Operation Wallacea, Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, Mexico
(July 2019)
Carry out mist netting surveys (6 out of 7 days for 1 month) to assess bat diversity and abundance at three research camps in the Calakmul Biosphere Reserve, Mexico.

Undergraduate Research – Timburi Cocha Research Station, Payamino, Ecuador
(June 2018 – Aug 2018)
Collecting bat echolocation data via acoustic detectors across plots of locally defined forest in the buffer zone of the Sumaco Napo Galeras Nationa Park.

Vivarium Volunteer – The Manchester Museum (The University of Manchester)
(Feb 2017 ā€“ Feb 2018)
Experience cleaning the rare and endangered amphibian collection task and enclosures, following a specific set of instructions and attention to detail in terms of cleanliness of the tank and dealing with live specimens to maintain highest level of animal care. 

Wildlife Assistant Volunteer – RSPCA, Stapeley Grange, Nantwich
(May 2017 ā€“ July 2017)
Experience cleaning, feeding and caring for a host of British wildlife which had been brought into the RSPCA Hospital for treatment; including Bats, Badgers, Foxes, Otters, Swans, Hedgehogs, Corvids, Weasels, Rabbits, Ducks, Geese.

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