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Anna Champneys

Anna Champneys

Senior Lecturer

School of Animal Rural & Environmental Sciences

Staff Group(s)


Module leader for Biodiversity Conservation which is delivered to Wildlife Conservation, Environmental Science and Environmental Conservation students. Module leader for Behaviour which is delivered to Wildlife Conservation students. Co-teach Biodiversity & Ecology to Animal Biology and Zoo Biology students.

Supervisor for undergraduate student research projects, with an emphasis on topics relating to animal behaviour, habitat selection, mammal ecology and behavioural ecology. Industry placement coordinator for BSc Wildlife Conservation. Member of the School Academic Standards and Quality Committee (SASCQ).

Career overview

Internship with the Peoples Trust for Endangered Species on the importance of hedgerows to small mammals.

PhD on ‘Factors affecting distribution and habitat selection of water shrews (Neomys fodiens)’.

Previously course leader for BSc Wildlife Conservation – currently working part time following maternity leave.

Research areas

Factors affecting distribution of water shrews

Habitat selection of water shrews

Genetics of water shrews

Small mammal habitat preferences

Badgers and toxoplasma

External activity

Member of the Mammal Society ( )

Member of the Wildlife Trusts ( )

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Sponsors and collaborators

People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) ( )

NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility, University of Sheffield ( )

Press expertise

Animal behaviour