Jess Isden

Personal details




University College London

MSc Conservation (Distinction)


Royal Holloway, University of London

BSc Geography


Professional/research experience

January 2008 - May 2009:

Researcher, Kalahari Meerkat Project

In my role as a Field Researcher at Cambridge University's Meerkat Project, I gained valuable skills in working with animals in the wild, collecting a range of detailed behavioural and life history data and a sound knowledge of how to use this data to answer questions about the evolutionary mechanisms underlying cooperatively breeding societies. I gained extensive knowledge of using field computers, radio telemetry, sound and video recording equipment, sample collection and GPS tracking. I was later invited to spend a further 3 months analysing life history data at Cambridge University's Large Animal Research Group.

October 2005 - December 2007:

Conservation Officer, London Borough of Bromley


CV: Membership of Professional Bodies/Professional Qualifications



I am currently a member of the British Ornithologists' Union.



I have been a member of the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour since 2009.