I have been interested in animals and nature since a young age. Having left school without A levels, I found myself working in a job I didn't enjoy and in 2004 I decided to leave the UK and go to live in Thailand to volunteer in a wildlife rescue and rehabilitation centre. This involved mainly working with primates, but there were many species to look after, including porcupines, leopard cats and flying squirrels, as well as the snakes and other reptiles that were brought in to us. I also spent time volunteering with elephants in Thailand and orangutans in Malaysia. Since my first visit I have been to Thailand several times, often to work with elephants at various projects.
After about a year and a half I moved back to England to pursue my goal of working with animals here. I took my A levels and secured a place at the University of Cambridge to study veterinary medicine and zoology. I graduated in 2011 with a zoology degree and veterinary medicine in 2014.
Since I graduated, I have been working in small animal practice and I enjoy wildlife photography in my spare time. I am very new to photography and I feel I have a lot to learn. It is very much a work in progress and I use every opportunity I can to try and improve my photography skills and broaden my experiences.
I also write articles and blogs for various websites, including the People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) and the Badger Trust. If you would like to know any more about me, please find me on Instagram or contact me via the form on the website.