Liz is responsible for all the administrative processes for prospective students from initial enquiry and application, to post-course evaluation. She is responsible for marketing the courses, in addition to monitoring and evaluation both in terms of course content and participants' professional development. Liz is a Marketing & Communications professional who studied Environment & Conservation at Manchester University; during her career and since moving to Jersey in 2004 she has worked in both private and public sectors.
Dr Andrew Routh FRCVS
head of veterinary services
Andrew is a veterinary surgeon with nearly 40 years’
experience, over 25 in full-time zoo, wildlife and conservation medicine. He
has worked on four continents with diverse species, including the ploughshare
tortoise, Madagascan pochard, mountain chicken, pygmy hog, pink pigeon, Asia’s
Gyps vultures, stranded marine mammal and turtles, chimpanzees in Sierra Leone
and orangutans in Borneo. Andrew has published and lectured widely, as well as
leading in-country capacity-building exercises with conservation workers. He
became a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2019.
deputy head of bird department
first joined Durrell’s Bird Department in 1999. Originally trained on all bird routines, she spends most of her time now working on the Wetland section. She
is responsible for both the Meller’s duck and Madagascar teal studbook and has
a keen interest in avian incubation. While developing and applying her
incubation skills here, she has also applied her knowledge in-situ; incubating
and hand rearing both the Madagascar fody and olive white-eye in Mauritius. Harriet regularly teaches bird husbandry and egg incubation skills.
head of mammal department
Dominic is an internationally renowned expert on the captive management of marmosets and tamarins, and has contributed to several in-situ recovery and reintroduction programmes for these small monkeys in their native South America, and on building up the skills needed by conservationists to care for them in their own countries. He has worked for Durrell for over 25 years and was involved in the first ever reintroduction to the wild of a captive-born black lion tamarin, and has been instrumental in generating support for the restoration of the Atlantic Forest.
Dr Tim Wright
conservation training manager
Tim oversees all of Durrell’s conservation training activities. Before joining the Academy in 2010, Tim previously worked for eleven years in Durrell's Mammal Department. During that time he was responsible for the lemur collection at Durrell, as well as carrying out fieldwork in Madagascar, providing GIS support to staff, co-ordinating population management of several captive breeding programmes, and working in Durrell’s conservation genetics lab. Tim oversees all course design, delivery and assessment, and is also responsible for liaising with the University of Kent for validated courses and ensuring that they are maintained at high standards.
Dr Glyn Young
head of bird department
Glyn manages wide scale bird monitoring in Jersey and specialises in wildfowl of the Indian Ocean. His MSc and PhD are for research on Meller’s duck and Madagascar teal. He first visited Madagascar in 1989 searching for Madagascar pochard, finally seeing one in 2006. He manages Durrell’s captive-breeding programme for this species and locally the red-billed chough reintroduction project. His work has encompassed the conservation of the mangrove finch in the Galápagos, the restoration of the Floreana Mockingbird, endemic dry forest birds in St Lucia and in Samoa, the conservation of the endemic Tooth-billed Pigeon, the ‘Little Dodo’.