Five Minutes With…Dr Hannah Mossman

Name, role and department:Hannah and parrot
Dr Hannah Mossman, Lecturer in Ecology, School of Science and the Environment.

How long have you been at Manchester Met:
2.5 years.

Favourite thing about the University:
My colleagues and teaching on field courses.

A typical working day:
I don’t think that there is a typical working day for an academic – except for a busy one!

What is your ideal weekend:
Listening to The Archers Omnibus, with the thought of a roast dinner and pint in the pub coming later.

Interesting fact about you:
I’ve seen nearly 2000 species of bird in the world. My favourites are owls and we once designed a whole holiday around seeing Pel’s Fishing Owl, but it is huge and orange so probably justified!

What are you reading, watching or listening to at the moment:
A book on plant behaviour and intelligence, as I’m trying to convince students that plants are interesting!

Favourite place in the region:
Glossop – we fell in love with it driving over the Peaks when we moved up here from Norfolk. I love seeing the hills when I wake up and after 10 years in Norfolk it makes a change!

Person you would most like to meet- past or present:
A cliché, but I have to say Sir David Attenborough.

What items would you take on a desert island and why:
A quadrat, pitfall traps and species ID guides should keep me occupied!


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