Professional Roles

Current and former professional roles

Journal editor

  • Editor Mammal Communications
  • Associate Editor Mammalia
  • Associate Editor  Hystrix

The Mammal Society

  • Council 1980-81, 1983, 1991, 2014-pres
  • Former Conference Secretary 
  • Honorary Secretary 1992-1996

Zoological Society of London

  • Publications Committee 1990-1996

Beavers Advisory Committee for England (BACE)Image3b

River Otter Beaver Trial – Management Group

England Squirrel Forum – national committee for advising government

Jersey, Channel Islands – advisor on small mammals.

Dormouse Advisory Group, Natural England

Advisory reports on wildlife management for Forestry Commission, Country Agencies and Jersey States (see Publications 2).

Conference organiser (since 2000)

  • 2007 – Island Mammal Workshop Organiser,5th European Congress of Mammalogy, Siena, Italy.
  • 2006-7  Scientific Committee for the 5th European Congress of Mammalogy.  Siena, Italy.
  • 2003-5 Scientific Committee for the 9th International Conference Rodens & Spatium, Poland.

University postgraduate examining

  • Masters by Research: Universities of London: 1986, 2000; Natal: 1988, 1990, 1994, 1996, 2004.
  •  Ph.D: Universities of: Belfast 1990; 1999; 2001; Cardiff 1991; Dublin 1998; 2000; 2008; Exeter 1982; 2012; Galway 2013; London: 1987; 1991; 1992; 1993; 1997; 1999; 2001; 2002; 2003; 2004; 2008; 2009;  2011; 2011; 2012; 2013; Manchester 1988; Natal  1990; 1997; Oxford 1995; Pretoria 2009; Reading 1991; Southampton 1997; 2004.

University of London

  • Central Research Fund Committee. From June 2003 to 2010
  • Deputy Chair of Central Research Fund Committee. From March 2004-2010.

Queen Mary University of London

  • Chair – Week Zero Committee 2009-2010.

Qualifications

  • 1969 – B.Sc. Hons. Zoology (Exeter)
  • 1973 – Ph.D. Biological Sciences Exeter on the behaviour of wild mice, Apodemus sylvaticus. (Supervisor Ian Linn.)

Appointments

  • 1965‑66   Assistant Scientific Officer, M.A.F.F., Pest Infestation Control Laboratory, Guildford,  Surrey
  • 1973‑74   Scientific Officer, M.A.F.F., Pest Infestation Control Laboratories,  Tolworth, Surrey
  • 1974‑84   Lecturer, Department of Zoology, Westfield College, University of London, London
  • 1984-90  Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London
  • 1991-97  Senior Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, Queen Mary, University of London
  • 1997-02  Reader in Ecology, Queen Mary, University of London
  • 2002- 13  Professor of Ecology, Queen Mary, University of London
  • 2013          Emeritus Professor of Ecology, Queen Mary University of London

Membership of professional bodies

  • Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour
  • British Ecological Society
  • The Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management ( MIEEM,Full Member 1992-2000)
  • The Mammal Society
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds
  • Societe Europaea Mammalogica
  • Universities Federation for Animal Welfare
  • Zoological Society of London