Stephanie recently graduated with a First Class Honours degree in BSc Tropical Biology from the University of Nottingham. She spent a year studying and living in Malaysia, where she undertook hands-on animal observation research on mammals, invertebrates, fish, coral, and bats, and fieldwork in tropical rainforests, mangroves, rivers and coral reefs. Stephanie’s main areas of study included animal behaviour, tropical ecology and biological photography. She gained a First Class award for her dissertation on tropical ant social behaviour at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore. Stephanie was the Head of Factual at Nottingham’s Student Television Station (NSTV) producing and editing documentaries for the university.
Stephanie’s passion to educate the public to conserve our wildlife is shown through her volunteering work. She has worked at the China Conservation and Research Centre for the Giant Panda Dujiangyan Base; the Management and Ecology of Malaysian Elephants (MEME) at the Eco Film Festival in Kuala Lumpur; Zoo Negara Malaysia; and the Juara Turtle Project on Tioman Island, Malaysia. She is also a UK ambassador for Save The Paradise non-profit foundation working on the Mompiche-Ecuador Rainforest Preservation project.
Stephanie is currently undertaking development research for Amberjack Films and has previously carried out research for Oxford Scientific Films. With a scientific background and creative mind, Stephanie is highly passionate about natural history filmmaking.