OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT

Public Speaking

General Interest Groups

School Sessions

Awards Ceremonies

  • Life as a Zoo Vet

    • Behind the scenes look at ​the role of a vet in a modern zoo 

  • What becomes of broken (ape) hearts?

    • An overview of my research into great ape cardiovascular disease

  • Humans: Just One Species After All 

    • Fascinating examples of parallel diseases and conditions encountered in humans and animals alike

  • The Last Man Standing

    • An overview of the plight of wild Rhinos and current conservation efforts from across the globe

Public talks

I'm incredibly lucky to have a career I love and enjoy sharing my passion with others.

I deliver talks for the general public or interest groups on a combination of topics including:

School and College Engagement​

As a little girl from a comprehensive school who naturally did well​ in everything but the sciences, I am passionate about sharing my experience with others in the hope that they too can achieve their dreams and ambitions. I love speaking at school and college awards ceremonies about my career journey and motivations. 

As a Mum working in science, I am also keen to encourage the next generation into careers which will benefit science and the natural world and be an advocate for women in STEM.

I can visit your nursery, pre-school or primary school, in character as a real life "Vicky the Vet", and deliver engaging and interactive science and careers based sessions.​ The sessions will introduce the children to topics and concepts such as healthy bodies, 'what people do' and basic scientific principles through a combination of hands-on exploration, sensory play and music. 

"What Vicky said to our year 11 students was truly inspirational and the best out of all such speeches I've heard.

She spoke engagingly and memorably and gave a very powerful message to a hall full of young people, their parents and carers.

Her speech gave the event a very positive feeling and everyone will have left with a renewed view of the future and their part in it."

Testimonials

Mr Andrew Kurinczuk, Wigston Academy and College