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Anna Champneys

Anna Champneys

Senior Lecturer

School of Animal Rural & Environmental Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Environment

Role

Dr Anna Champneys is a senior lecturer in the School of Animal Rural & Environmental Sciences and course leader for the BSc (Honours) degree in Wildlife Conservation. She teaches students studying a range of undergraduate environmental courses and is module leader for:

  • Biodiversity Conservation
  • Behaviour
  • Dissertation

She also supervises undergraduate student research projects, with an emphasis on topics relating to animal behaviour and behavioural ecology.

Career overview

Internship with the People's 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)’.

Course leader for the BSc (Honours) degree in Wildlife Conservation.

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 (http://www.mammal.org.uk/ )

Member of the Wildlife Trusts (http://www.wildlifetrusts.org/ )

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Sponsors and collaborators

People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) (https://ptes.org/ )

NERC Biomolecular Analysis Facility, University of Sheffield (https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/nbaf-s )

Press expertise

Animal behaviour

Wildlife conservation