Current members of my research group/lab at Bangor University

My students study primate behavioural ecology, physiology, and conservation both in the field and through desk-based analyses of published and unpublished datasets.

Zoe Melvin

PhD student, 2018-

Co-supervisors: Prof. Julia Jones; Prof. Jon Blount (Exeter); Dr Tim Davenport (Wildlife Conservation Society)


Zoe is a PhD student at Bangor University with NERC's Envision Doctoral Training Partnership in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Society studying the effects of habitat disturbance on the physiology and behaviour of the Zanzibar red colobus.  She received her undergraduate degree in Zoology from Cardiff University and has over two and half years experience conducting research in primate behavioural ecology and conservation in Africa.

Email:    Twitter: @Zoe_Melvin

Ann-Sophie Warkentin

MScRes student, 2018-19

Co-supervisor: Dr Tim Davenport (Wildlife Conservation Society)

Ann-Sophie is in the final phase of her masters research, having completed field work at Jozani-Chwaka Bay National Park in 2018 on the effects of tourist presence and behaviour on the Zanzibar red colobus. She holds a BSc in Zoology with Animal Behaviour from Bangor University.

E-mail:   Twitter: @ASWarkentin

Harry Olgun

MScRes student, 2019-20

Co-supervisors: Prof John Healey; Dr Tim Davenport (WCS); Dr Graeme Shannon, Dr Isabelle Winder


Harry is studying the road ecology of the Zanzibar red colobus at Jozani-Chwaka Bay National Park. He holds a BSc in Zoology with Conservation from Bangor University. He has previously worked in Madagascar where he studied the effects of habitat fragmentation on mouse lemurs.

E-mail:  Twitter: @HarryOlgun

Shauna Brown

MScRes student, 2019-20

Shauna's dissertation research focuses on testing the immunocompetence handicap hypothesis in male rhesus macaque using a dataset collected with the free-ranging monkeys of Cayo Santiago, Puerto Rico. She holds a BSc in Zoology with Animal Behaviour from Bangor University.

E-mail:  Twitter: @Shauna37456367

Patrick Allsop

MBiol student, 2019-20

Patrick's dissertation research will examine the relationship between male mating effort and oxidative stress in rhesus macaques using a dataset collected with the free-ranging monkeys of Cayo Santiago, Puerto Rico.