Kimberley Hockings

Visiting Research Fellow in Biological Anthropology, Oxford Brookes University

With the large-scale conversion of natural habitats to alternative land-uses, wildlife populations are increasingly exposed to humans and their activities. A growing need to conserve wildlife that live in proximity to people demands cross-disciplinary research to understanding social and behavioural dimensions of human-wildlife interactions. I have a particular interest in great ape flexibility, especially how individuals adapt their complex lives to exploit anthropogenic habitats, and the drivers of resource competition and aggressive interactions between humans and wild chimpanzees. I conduct fieldwork at research sites in Guinea and Guinea-Bissau, West Africa.

Experience

  • –present
    Visiting Research Fellow in Biological Anthropology, Oxford Brookes University