Suzanne is a primatologist with a PhD in Biological Anthropology, whose research focuses on primate communication and social behaviour. Before becoming a Science Communicator, Suzanne worked in Gashaka Gumti National Park in Nigeria, with a troop of 32 olive baboons and the world’s most elusive chimpanzees. She has also studied rhesus macaques at Longleat Safari Park, and red ruffed lemurs at Paignton Zoo.
Since entering the world of Science Communication, Suzanne has worked as an outreach lecturer for UCL Public Engagement, a Student Engager with UCL Museums and Collections, and an Exhibit Explainer at ZSL London Zoo, all while indulging in her favourite occupation of talking about monkeys. She also talks about apes from time to time, and has done so at Science Showoff, Museums Showoff, Bright Club, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Other projects include writing for the Researchers in Museums blog, and co-curating the Foreign Bodies exhibition.
A past winner of I’m a Scientist, Get me out of Here‘s Animal Behaviour Zone, Suzanne has recently entertained delegates at Crossref’s #LIVE16 annual meeting at the Royal Society, spoken at The Training Partnership’s Biology in Action day, discussed bonobos vs. naked mole rats at Somerset House’s UTOPIA 2016, and warned against the perils of monogamy at Dr Jiggs Bowson’s Charming Science Friends.
Suzanne has three and a half thousand recordings of baby baboons screaming, and in her spare time she tries to work out what they all mean.