Who We Are
Our work would not be possible without our incredible team.
Starting off a biologist, Ben attained a BSc in Zoology from the University of Sheffield before moving onto the University of Bristol to complete a research MSc studying the effects of climate change on parasite transmission in the saiga antelope.
In 2018 his career shifted from core science to communications, working with the German NGO 'Frankfurt Zoological Society' to share global conservation stories and support campaigns to protect European ecosystems. Today, Ben is Science & Conservation Communications Officer for Chester Zoo, responsible for sharing the successes of the organisation's one-plan conservation approach, a strategy that combines field conservation, ex-situ breeding, and education initiatives to prevent extinction. Working side by side with some of the country's finest conservation scientists, Ben strives to build public understanding of the complex issues driving wildlife decline, grow the reputation of Chester Zoo as a centre of conservation excellence, and flesh out the tales of the extraordinary people working towards solutions.