Mid 10s: I hold a common lizard close to my eyes. Mesmerised by its perfection and details, this tiny croc will be the start to a life-long fascination with animals.

Mid 20s: I avidly devour literature on animal behaviour, and eventually graduate with a dissertation on the impact of wildlife photography on conservation.

Mid 30s: I pursue my passion by qualifying in different fields of animal care and use within society, developing an interest in research.

Animal-related Qualifications

EATL (Diploma), Elista Education, Distinction

Ethical Animal Use (Certificate), Elista Education, Distinction

Bird Behaviour (Certificate), Compass Education and Training, Distinction


I gained practical experience with both pets and farm animals. I’m an active member of Birdwatch Ireland.