EARG Member Profile
Ms Vivien Kent, BSc (Hons); MSc Oxon
Vivien worked in the media for 25 years, 20 years at the BBC, before deciding to make a career change.
She gained a first class degree in Biological Sciences as a part-time student at Birkbeck, University of London where her research dissertation was on the effect of human disturbance on the behaviour of deer in Richmond Park, London. She then went to Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford to do an MSc in Biology (Integrated Bioscience) where her field research was on passage rates and dietary composition of the African wild dog, undertaken in the Limpopo Province, South Africa.
After completing her MSc she spent six months working as a researcher on a lion conservation and monitoring project in the Okavango Delta, Botswana and then worked for a year as a researcher for Cheetah Conservation Botswana in the Ghanzi District.
She is now in the third year of an ESRC/NERC funded PhD on the status and conservation potential of carnivores outside the National Parks and Reserves, Botswana. Her research is focused on human-predator conflict in the Ghanzi farmlands of that country.
Evolutionary Anthropology Research Group
Dr Russell Hill and Dr Ben Campbell