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Kathryn Fingland

Kat Fingland


School of Animal Rural & Environmental Sciences

Staff Group(s)
Animal and Equine


Kat Fingland is Academic Associate for the School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences. In her role as Academic Associate, Kat assists with teaching various animal and research modules, as well as fieldtrips and laboratory practicals. Alongside this, Kat is working towards completing a part-time PhD researching urban ecology of red squirrels.

Career overview

Prior to joining NTU, Kat worked as a field research assistant for the James Hutton Institute assessing mountain hare abundance in the Cairngorms, Scotland. Kat has a BSc (Hons) in Zoology from the University of Southampton and a MSc in Wildlife Management & Conservation from the University of Reading.

Research areas

Kat’s PhD research focuses on urban ecology of red squirrels; specifically how red squirrels utilise the urban environment and how this influences their ecology, with an aim to develop strategies for managing urban strongholds for the benefit of this native species.

Opportunities to carry out postgraduate research towards an MPhil/PhD exist withing the school of Agriculture, Rural and Environmental Sciences, and further information may be obtained from the NTU Graduate School.


Clutch abandonment as a result of brood adoption in the Red Grouse. Fingland K and Ludwig S, British Birds, 2015, 108, 294-295

Press expertise

Red squirrels
Wildlife conservation
Behavioural ecology