Assistant Volunteer Research Programme Coordinator
Phillipa was born and raised in the United Kingdom first visiting South Africa in 2012 during her university studies as a research volunteer. During this time, her love of the bush was founded and took control of her career path. After graduating from University of Gloucestershire with a BSc (Hons) degree in Animal Biology in May 2014, she returned to South Africa to train as a field guide. Upon qualifying as field guide Phillipa assisted in founding Welgevonden’s Welgevonden Volunteer Research Programme and in November 2015 was appointed as Assistant Volunteer Research Programme Coordinator to assist with field-based activities for the volunteers.
Phillipa has a particular interest in mammal ecology and hopes to continue her academic journey during her time at Welgevonden. To combine her love of nature and to return to academia, she plans to undertake a Master’s degree in Nature Conservation and Ecology in the near future.