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About Kate Peters

Kate is a member of the technical team within the department where she demonstrates the use of equipment and practical techniques during the taught sessions.

She does this for a variety of subjects within the department, in particular modules with molecular biology content. This includes preparation and risk assessment of practical laboratory classes and field work for undergraduate and postgraduate teaching within the Biological Sciences department. Practical areas she covers span across a variety of disciplines: biology, biomedical science, forensic biology, animal behaviour, wildlife conservation, conservation biology. 

Kate is also a PhD student within the department studying the application of genetic techniques for conservation of the critically endangered Grenada dove (Leptotila wellsi).

Her main research focuses are phylogenetics and population genetics. She is particularly interested in how genetic data can be applied to practical avian conservation management strategies.