About DR Ben Garrod, Evolutionary Biologist and Great Ape Conservationist
Dr Ben Garrod is an evolutionary biologist and expert primatologist, having spent the last decade working on great ape conservation projects across the globe. He is also an award-winning TV presenter, working with the BBC on a number of television programmes including The Day the Dinosaurs Died, Secrets of Bones and Attenborough and the Giant Dinosaur alongside Sir David Attenborough.
After completing a BSc in Animal Behaviour at Anglia Ruskin University and an MSc in Wild Animal Biology from the Royal Veterinary College, Ben completed a PhD with UCL and the Zoological Society of London. His thesis, entitled ‘Primates of the Caribbean’, looked at monkey evolution on tropical islands. He now works as a Teaching Fellow at Anglia Ruskin University.