Kate Elizabeth Thompson, PhD

Dr. Kate Thompson is a passionate conservation biologist and wildlife artist. She has always had a strong interest in wildlife conservation, which led her to studying both marine and terrestrial wildlife species. Her research has taken her from rescuing marine species in Brazil, to working in the field with the incredible wildlife in Kenya and South Africa. She recently completed her PhD in African elephant conservation, where she focused on the impacts of elephants on the environment by developing new techniques and understanding how school children perceive elephants around the world. Kate has been made a Freeman of the City of London because of her work in zoology and conservation in 2017.

Since she began her conservation research in 2015, Kate has organised and collaborated on many science communication and outreach events. Kate believes that strong science communication and public engagement are essential for conservation — as effective communication is key to raising awareness about protecting wildlife.

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