I am interested in becoming a Wildlife Conservationist, researching wild mammal behaviour out in the field. I have a degree in Biological Sciences, Trained with London Wildlife Trust for 3 months, completed Project Management for Wildlife Conservationists course with WildLearning, volunteered and interned at Colchester Zoo, volunteered at Wildlife sense as a Field Researcher for turtles, and managed two successful fundraising projects.
I'm currently looking for any field experience I can get with mammals, whether that be in Kent, England or internationally.
Hi! - I’m Kathleen Reinhardt. I am an ecophysiologist, primatologist and scientific illustrator.
My research themes around understanding the behavioural and physiological adaptations of wild animals in response to changing environments, and how we can apply this to conservation management. I’m particularly interested in how animal that use hibernation and torpor adapt to environmental changes, and human-altered landscapes.
As an independent Scientific Illustrator, I work with scientists and conservation projects to illustrate their work, with the aim of effective science communication and outreach. These services range from creating digital figures for scientific publications, to species identification drawings and children’s books.
My background is mainly in species conservation, education and capacity development. I researched mother-young interactions in gorillas and chimpanzees, in captivity and the wild. After that, I worked for three years in Indonesia, where I developed and implemented youth ambassador and community engagement programmes on local and regional scales. I obtained a PhD on capacity development for conservation and work as Community Manager at WildHub and as a Lecturer in Conservation Social Science at DICE, University of Kent.