Anthrozoology is a stone's throw from Anthropology - it focusses upon the relationship humans have with animals, in all their kaleidoscopic glory! I gained my Masters in Anthrozoology from the University of Exeter in 2018 with my dissertation focussed upon Britain's relationship to sheep and sheep dairying. I have acted as consultant or provided animals for historical and documentary productions for the BBC, Channel 5 and Channel 4 aswell as numerous independent films, written on many aspects of farming for Country Smallholding, Smallholder and Home Farming magazines and been featured in many more.
I've always followed my heart's lead in life, and that's been enough to give it plenty of colour! I've been snout-deep in the countryside for many years: among the animals, droving, milking, clipping. Trying old skills like basketry, ox training and falconry; rooting out little forgotten gems of history and folklore. I like to share the results, hence the birth of my books and blog. I have worked in lots of different livestock systems and farms from the most intensive to conservation grazing. My interest in behaviour and training has led to work in films, historical reenactments and stunt shows.