Hartpury College

LUCY CLARKE - SUBJECT AND PROGRAMME MANAGER

Lucy completed a BSc (Hons) in Animal Science at Nottingham Trent University before taking up a position within the Widening Participation team at the university.
After a few years in Nottingham’s schools Lucy went travelling in Central America, including 3 months field work. On return she completed a Master of Research in Biodiversity and Conservation at the University of Leeds, before returning to Nottingham Trent to teach. She joined Hartpury College in 2010 as a lecturer in Animal Behaviour and progressed onto the role of Subject Manager for the department in 2012.

Lucy’s main teaching interest is human-animal interaction, including the impact of humans on animal behaviour through urbanisation. As a keen mammal ecologist she is a committee member of the Gloucestershire and Bristol Mammal Group and an active member of the Gloucestershire Bat Group. Lucy regularly undertakes wildlife surveying across the estate, to provide training and experience to students and to contribute data to the Mammal Society for annual monitoring.

Job Title and Responsibilities:
Subject Manager (Animal & Land Sciences); Programme Manager (BSc (Hons) Animal Science & FdSc Animal Science & Management)

Teaching Interests:
Anthrozoology, Animal Behaviour, Evolution and Biodiversity

Research Interests:
British mammal ecology with a particular interest in the impact of urbanisation on animal behaviour. Zoo-based education and conservation.

Journal Articles: 

Conference proceedings/posters:

Howse, J., Clarke, L. (2011) The impact of mirrors on activity levels of singly-housed domestic rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus). Student Animal Welfare Conference, March 2011, Essex, UK.

Conference poster

Pyzer, C., Clarke, L. and Montrose, V.T. (2016) The effects of video footage versus photographs on perception of dog temperament. Oral presentation presented at: ISAZ Conference, 7th -10th July, 2016, Barcelona, Spain.

Vickery, E. and Clarke, L. (2016) A qualitative approach exploring the psychological benefits of guide dog ownership. Poster presentation at: ISAZ Conference, 7th-10th July, 2016, Barcelona, Spain.

Vickery, E. and Clarke, L. (2015) The psychological benefits of guide dog ownership. Oral presentation presented at: ISAZ Conference, 7th-9th July, 2015, Saratoga Springs, New York.

Blundell, A., Clarke, L. (2014) Investigation into the time-based element of Churchfield’s standardised methodology for baited tube surveying of Water Shrew (Neomys fodiens). Student Mammal Society Conference, April 2014, Aston University, UK.

Slocombe, K., Clarke, L. (2014) Does hibernation behaviour in hedgehogs differ between rural countryside and urban habitats? Student Mammal Society Conference, April 2014, Aston University, UK.

Hodge, R., Clarke, L. (2013) Measuring the Uptake of Conservation Messages; How Successfully Do Bristol Zoo Gardens Encourage Conservation in the Visiting Public? Bristol Conservation and Science Foundation Annual Symposium, November 2013, Bristol Zoo Gardens, UK.

Kendall, G., Clarke, L. (2012). The effect of visual contact with conspecifics on the behaviour and welfare of kennelled dogs (Canis familiaris). Student Animal Welfare Conference, May 2012, Northamptonshire, UK.

Wallington, C., Clarke, L. (2012) Does the Presence of Livestock Affect the Foraging Behaviour of UK Bats? Student Mammal Society Conference, June 2012, University of Reading, UK.

Howse, J., Clarke, L. (2011) The impact of mirrors on activity levels