I have been a science and technology educator, a zoologist and field biologist, and a consultant, employing this diverse skillset since the mid-1980s. Throughout every stage of my career, the constant theme has been a response to evidence-based research, whether as a safari park ranger implementing science-based animal management techniques, and participating in behavioral research of African lions, Siberian and Indian tigers, European brown bears, Asiatic black bears, Canadian wolves, and Hamadryas baboons; a field biologist conducting ecological survey projects; a local-government-employed information technology consultant; or later as a secondary school and college level science and technology teacher and lecturer, in both the United Kingdom and Canada.
I have a Masters degree in science education, focusing on evolutionary science vs. creationism in the United States public education system (Queen’s, Canada); an honors degree in biological sciences (zoology/behavioral ecology) from King’s College, University of London; qualifications in field biology from Birkbeck College, London University; and a Post-Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) from the Anglia-Ruskin University, Chelmsford, UK. I have held Cisco certification at instructor level whilst teaching in the UK, and full European Computer Driving License (ECDL) instructor qualifications. I have been a graduate member of the Institute of Biology, the Institute for Learning (IfL), UK, and a Scientific Fellow of the Zoological Society of London, UK. Until just prior to the SARS2-CoViD19 outbreak 0f 2019/2020 I was a PhD., candidate in the final data collection stages of my doctorate at Queen’s University, Canada.
My research investigated publicly controversial issues in science and science education (e.g., the safety of vaccines and vaccination strategies, the safety of genetically modified foods in the human food chain, evolutionary science vs. creationism, and anthropogenic climate change), and examined the Ontario public high school curricula in relation to current scientific evidence surrounding the above topics.
Lastly, as an information technology consultant, I have more than 20 years experience in…
- business information systems
- information security
- emergency continuity planning
- information technology consultancy
- corporate training
- network design and implementation
- report and technical authoring
- web development
I see my role as the unabashed techie and science nerd of the team.