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Paul is a Lecturer at the University of Exeter and a Research Associate at the Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust.

Paul teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level, with subject specialisms of animal behaviour, animal welfare, conservation biology, zoo animal management and animal health. He is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Paul is the Co-Chair for the IUCN Flamingo Specialist Group ( and actively engages with colleagues working in flamingo management conservation. Paul also has a strong zoo research background, and is Co-Chair of the BIAZA Research Committee, and is the Research Officer for the BIAZA Bird Working Group. He also runs the social media for the BIAZA Research Committee. Paul is a member of the Zoos Expert Committee for the UK Government.


  • –present
    Associate Fellow, Centre for Research in Animal Behaviour, University of Exeter