- Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, Newquay Zoo, Trenance Gardens, Newquay, Cornwall, TR7 2LZ
Ms Kathy Baker
Honorary Lecturer on MSc in Zoo Conservation Biology
School of Biological and Marine Sciences (NC) (Faculty of Science and Engineering (NC))
Education and research Officer at the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust (Newquay Zoo)
Primate Society of Great Britain
Roles on external bodies
Committee member of SHAPE—UK-Ireland, the regional division of The Shape of Enrichment, Inc.
My research focus covers a wide range of behaviour and welfare related topics. In particular cross species comparisons of animal personality, the evaluation of personality as a management tool for captive animals, and multi-institutional research to inform management practices for captive animals
Baker, K., Lea, S. and Melfi, V. 2013. Personality assessment of three species of captive monkey Macaca nigra,Macaca sylvanus, and Saimiri sciureus: cross-species comparisons of primate personality. International Journal of Primatology. 36(3): 625-646
Baker, K. R. and Pullen, P. K. 2013. The impact of housing and husbandry on the personality of cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus). The Journal of Zoo and Aquarium Research. 1: 35-40
Baker, K., Pankhurst, S., and Walter, O. 2013. Behavioural Profiling. Ed. K. Baker. In: Bishop, J., Hosey, G. and Plowman, A. (Eds.) 2013. Handbook of Zoo Research, Guidelines for Conducting Research in Zoos. London. BIAZA. pp 119-133.
Baker, K. and Melfi, V. 2010. An overview of carcass feeding: health, behaviour and public perception. Zoo Research News BIAZA Research Group Newsletter 11.3, supplement
Other academic activities
I teach on a range of courses through Cornwall College Newquay; BSc Applied Zoology, FdSc Animal Behaviour and Psychology, FdSc Zoological Conservation and FdSc Wildlife Education and Media.