Primatology and Conservation

Group Leader: Professor Anna Nekaris, OBE


About us

With expertise in primatology and conservation established at Oxford Brookes since 1975, the Primatology and Conservation Group brings together researchers from across the University with an interest in conservation, sustainability, education and welfare in relation to non-human primates.

Under the umbrella of this group are the award-winning MSc Primate Conservation, as well as the MRes Primatology and Conservation and Primatology PhD programmes. The group offers a regular weekly seminar series; houses a specialised primate computer lab; and curates the Tess Lemmon Memorial Library of the Primate Society of Great Britain. 

The Critically Endangered western purple-faced langur crop foraging in Sri Lanka.

Research impact

Siamang exhibit at our partner institution Twycross Zoo.

We provide expertise to international bodies in assessing the conservation status of primates through:

  • the IUCN Red List for Threatened Species
  • providing data towards CITES listings
  • working with government bodies, zoos, rescue centres and NGOs to improve the conservation and welfare of primates.

Group Leader Prof Anna Nekaris is the co-editor-in-chief of the world’s oldest primatological journal Folia Primatologica, which is the official journal of the European Federation of Primatology. 


Anna Nekaris

Professor Anna Nekaris, OBE

Professor in Primate Conservation

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