After retiring from a 30 year career in business I completed an MSc in primatology & primate conservation at Oxford Brookes University. During this time, I developed a deep fascination for tool use in non-human primates and in 2018 I joined Dr Lydia Luncz at the Primate Models for Human Evolution Lab at Oxford University as a volunteer research assistant.
Since March 2020 I am working in the Technological Primate Research Group as programs co-ordinator. I organise and also participate in research regarding tool use by long-tailed macaques in the Phang Nga National Park Thailand. I am also setting up and managing the Island Heritage Monkey Trust which works to protect habitats so that socially learned tool using behaviours can persist in island dwelling populations of long-tailed macaques in the Andaman Sea.