Juliet Leadbeater

Senior Lecturer, Study Skills Co-ordinator, Disability link tutor

I started teaching at the University of Chester in 1983. Over the years I have taught on a great variety of modules and I have been involved in developing a number of programmes including our MSc in Wildlife Conservation, our BSc programmes in Wildlife Conservation and Ecology, Animal Behaviour, Animal Behaviour and Welfare and our foundation degrees in Animal Management, and I was the programme leader for Animal Behaviour and Welfare from 2006 to 2015. I am currently Careers link tutor and Special Needs link tutor.


SRN, HV, BSc (Hons), PGCE, MSc


I am originally from London where I started my first career as a nurse and then I moved to the north west where I trained and worked as a health visitor. Following this I went to Salford University as a mature student where I read Biology and got a first class honours degree. I loved studying at university and have had a great interest in the natural world ever since. After doing my degree I went on to do a PGCE at Bolton Institute of Technology, and I taught in two further education colleges. I later completed an MSc in Behavioural Ecology at the University of Liverpool.

I enjoy doing almost anything to do with wildlife such as identifying plants and animals, as well as hill walking, gardening and travelling. I am a trustee for RECORD the Local Biological Records Centre for the Cheshire region and the Association for the Study of Animal Behaviour (ASAB). 


I am module leader for three undergraduate modules: Wildlife Ecology (BI4128) offered to first year students, Adaptations to the Environment (BI5119) in the second year and the dissertation module in the third year (BI6110). I also contribute to modules in animal behaviour and forensic identification in the first year and research methods in the second year. I am a member of the Institute of Teaching and Learning (ILT).



I take part in surveying sites of biological interest in Cheshire with a particular interest in plants, bats and other small mammals. I have also recently set up a project looking at the welfare of dogs at Guide Dogs Association.



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