Our programme team
Meet the staff who contribute to the teaching and implementation of the MSc in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health.
Dr Sharron Ogle, MSc Programme Director
I started my academic life as a medical student in Edinburgh over 20 years ago and have made my way back here by a rather circuitous route. Realising life as a doctor was not for me, I left my medical studies in the fourth year with honours in Medical Microbiology and went on to qualify as a high school teacher, teaching Biology and Science for 4 years.
Mr Rob Thomas, Deputy Programme Director
I'm the Deputy Programme Director for the MSc in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health. I joined the MSc teaching team in 2011.
Andrew Irving, Teaching Fellow
I joined the MSc teaching team in August 2022 with a focus on taking forward the ‘alternative’ 3rd year masters project option.
Dr Ellie Devenish-Nelson, Teaching Fellow
Before joining the University of Edinburgh in 2016, I was a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the University of Chester, modelling climate change impacts on dry forest habitats in Grenada.
Dr Harriet Thatcher, Teaching Fellow
I am a teaching fellow at the University of Edinburgh, teaching on the MSc in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health.
Dr Louise Beveridge, Teaching Fellow
Louise tells us about her fieldwork across the world and her position as a teaching fellow.
Andrew Le Tissier, Programme Administrator
I am the Programme Administrator for the MSc in Biodiversity, Wildlife and Ecosystem Health andI am responsible for all the non-academic tasks in relation to running the programme.