Predator Ecologist

Helen’s role is to strengthen the strategic direction of ZIP’s operations by providing scientific advice, and designing and undertaking research in animal behaviour and the application of new technology.

Helen has recently submitted her PhD in Biological Sciences at the University of Auckland. Her thesis focused on quantifying and identifying trends in rat encounters and interactions with traps and detection devices. She is pleased to have the opportunity to apply the skills she has gained on a large scale through her work with ZIP.

She has relocated from Auckland to Wellington and is enjoying the sunny weather, which her colleagues assure her is typical of the region.