ALERT would like to welcome Dr. Jackie Abell who is arriving at our Livingstone base today to take up the position of Director of Research. A multiple past volunteer and intern at Livingstone, she has also run many a marathon to raise funds for ALERT. Jackie comes to us from Lancaster University where she has been a lecturer in social psychology. In addition to her background in philosophy/psychology, Jackie is also studied Animal Behaviour. Jackie will focus on ensuring our many research programs continue to be effective, preparing results from those studies for publication in scientific journals, and managing our facilitated research program. Her experience will bring huge value to the social science element of our work which is vital if our conservation efforts are to be effective. Welcome Jackie.