Laura Meldrum (KMP Manager)

Senior Project Manager KMP – Personnel Manager (2015 – 2017)

  • MSc Wild Animal Biology (Royal Veterinary College)
  • BSc Hons Biological Sciences (Zoology) (University of Edinburgh)

During my four years spent doing my BSc in Biological Sciences with Honours in Zoology at Edinburgh University I volunteered twice at animal rehabilitation centres in South Africa and Zimbabwe for a month each time. This, courses on the evolution of parental care and social behaviour and my project on maternal choice increased my interest in animal behaviour. After graduating, to gain some field experience and more wild animal experience for a Masters application, I joined the Kalahari Meerkat Project as a volunteer in October 2013. Following my volunteer year I completed a MSc in Wild Animal Biology at the Royal Veterinary College which involved a project on olfactory enrichment of zoo meerkats before returning to the KMP as the Personnel Manager. I am responsible for the training and well-being of the volunteers and maintaining data quality. I look forward to continuing in a career investigating animal behaviour in the future.

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