About the blogger

13923854_10209828015957967_487274384972855228_oI’m Liselle, the blogger! I’ve played hide and seek with a clouded leopard, written a cool article on cheetahs for biosphere magazine, been outwitted by a raccoon, and was once followed home by a lost cat whilst wearing my Cats Protection uniform. I’m an alumni of the University of Exeter, currently studying for my masters in Zoo Conservation Biology. I also volunteer at Manchester Museum and for the Prusten Project.

I’m pretty vocal about my passion for wild cat species, and I really really love anatomy too. My masters thesis is all about comparing the skull size and shape of captive and wild cheetahs, to see whether dietary modifications cause morphological differences. I’m also undertaking a project at Manchester Museum to determine the species of several of their unidentified feline skulls.


I set up CatsAndCrania in February 2017 as a platform to talk a bit about my research, but you might also see some general chit-chat about conservation, cats, and other interesting things that are on my mind or happening in my life!

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My email: liselle.f.jackson@stu.mmu.ac.uk

My linkedin profile: Find me on linkedin here