Turtle Tally Project Lead: Suzie Simpson
Suzie has worked in the animal sector for over 20 years in various capacities. She became a passionate herpetologist having carried out research in Mauritius with Durrell Wildlife and spending time in Canada as a PhD research assistant looking at species at risk freshwater turtles. Working as an Animal Management lecturer, HE programme leader and Technical Instructor at Hadlow College in Kent for the last 10 years sharing her experiences and knowledge with students. Suzie is studying her Masters by Research in Biodiversity Management at the University of Kent. Her research involves the Turtle Tally Citizen Science survey gaining data on distribution and numbers of released pet turtles in the UK. She is also investigating the body condition of both captive and released turtles using welfare assessments. She hopes to continue her research through PhD investigating further topics including impacts of released turtles in the UK and their health and welfare.
If you would like to read more through the Hadlow College page, please click the link: https://www.hadlow.ac.uk/courses/animal-management/suzie-simpson