Lecturer Zoo Animal Biology, Nottingham Trent University
Dr Ward's research interests are linked to human-animal interactions and animal husbandry and management techniques to investigate impacts and improve captive welfare and reintroduction of species.
Previous work has investigated the impacts of stockmanship on the behaviour and welfare of zoo species and the impacts on behaviour, welfare and production of different management techniques during lambing on a commercial sheep farm.
Trustee of The Sumatran Tiger Trust an international charity working to protect the Sumatran Tiger and its habitat.
Secretary of the South Lakes Red Squirrel Group working to preserve the UK red squirrel population and encourage local support and populations of the red squirrel in the south lakes area.
The death of Harambe the gorilla at Cincinnati Zoo, shot to protect a child who had fallen into his cage, has caused outrage. Some of the anger has now turned from trigger-happy staff towards zoos in general. Why, some are...