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Alice is a BBSRC funded PhD student in Ecology and Evolution, researching disease transmission between wildlife and livestock in conservation landscapes in Kenya. She will be using DNA metabarcoding and PCR screening to investigate the prevelance and transmission of gastrointestinal nematodes, tick-borne parasites, and microbiome dynamics in mixed-use habitats, and the impacts of land management decisions. 

Her previous research involved non-invasive measurement of reproductive and metabolic hormones in large herbivores (equids and black rhino), using ELISA.

Supervision information

Main supervisor: Professor Susanne Shultz

Co-supervisors: Dr. Catherine Walton, Professor Kathryn Else, Dr. Katherine Coyte

Research interests

Thesis Title: "Wildlife and Livestock Disease and Microbiome Transmission in Conservation Landscapes"

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Science, Zoology, The University of Manchester

Sep 2016Jun 2020

Award Date: 30 Jun 2020

Areas of expertise

  • QL Zoology
  • Conservation Biology