Bournemouth University Faculty of Science and Technology, England
Katie Thompson is a Research Associate working at the Faculty of Science and Technology, Life and Environmental Sciences at Bournemouth University, England. She is interested in human wildlife conflict and the broader impact this is having on the environment.
Her areas of interest are in African wildlife, where her research focuses on ecosystem level conservation (African elephants and insects), environmental education and sustainable development within South Africa and Kenya. Ultimately, she aims to use this knowledge to facilitate improving long term management of wildlife and their natural habitats, through high impact research and outreach activities.
Katie has been made a Freeman of the City of London because of her work in Zoology and Conservation. She was also a subject matter expert advising coders to identify technological solutions to the illegal wildlife trade at the 2017 London Zoohackathon. You can read more about it in her article on the U.S. Embassy in the UK's website here.