You may have seen him on BBC TV in shows like The One Show or Springwatch but now Dr Ben Garrod has taken on his next adventure: the role of Professor of Evolutionary Biology and Science Engagement at the University of East Anglia (UEA). Mr Garrod is a patron of the Norwich Science Festival and the Youth STEMM awards, as well as an ambassador for the Norfolk Wildlife Trust.
Before this role Mr Garrod worked around the world on wildlife conservation focusing mostly on apes. He holds a bachelor of science degree in wild animal biology from the Royal Veterinary College and a PhD from University College London and Zoological Society of London.
His new role involves teaching undergraduate students and communicating with the public in order to inform people about the research UEA is doing.
Before he started Mr Garrod said: "Bringing a strong narrative to research helps bring science alive and can inspire everyone from governments to school children. I want to help show how UEA combines world-leading research, brilliant students and a second-to-none location in reaching every level of our local, national and global community. I can’t wait to get started."