Dr Dawn Hawkins

Affiliation: Department of Life Sciences, Anglia Ruskin UniversityDawnHawkins


Twitter: @DawnCB4

Biological Background: I am a whole organism biologist with particular experience with animal behaviour (especially primates) and conservation. I teach within the Animal and Environmental Programme of the Department of Life Sciences at Anglia Ruskin University on their Cambridge Campus. In collaboration with colleagues and postgraduate students in the UK and Tanzania I have on-going projects looking at patterns of biodiversity in relation to natural and anthropogenic factors as well as the behaviour and management of elephants. As part of these projects we are developing practical protocols for using of modern technological tools, such as stable isotope analyses and GIS, in remote areas.

BioMaths Experience: I have over 17 years of experience teaching statistics to biologists in Higher Education ranging from designing and leading a first year undergraduate introductory biostats module to 300 students to providing one-to-one support for undergraduates, postgraduates and colleagues. I have published a textbook called Biomeasurement: A student guide to biological statistics (3rd edition in prep, OUP), based on the former and have been involved in a series of HEA funded projects (NuMBer, SUMS) designed to support the teaching of maths & stats in Higher and Further Education in collaboration with Dr Toby Carter. I am currently researching the use and reporting of statistics in the biological peer-reviewed literature. I co-founded the BioMaths Education Network with Dr Jenny Koenig.