cedric tan kai wei
Co-Investigator of MEME
Associate Professor at University of Nottingham Malaysia
Cedric has a particular interest in carnivore ecology and conservation as well as environmental education. His passion for effective evidence-based applied ecology and education drives him to pursue both disciplines in innovative ways, in turn contributing to raising awareness about conservation issues and nurturing our future leaders in conservation. As co-investigator of MEME, he contributes to the application of social science research, pedagogy and systematic analysis in human-elephant studies.
He completed his first postdoctoral research position and DPhil in Zoology at the Edward Grey Institute of Ornithology, University of Oxford. He then joined the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit and Wadham College at the University of Oxford. These previous lecturer positions entailed innovative teaching and outreach in biology (specifically ecology) and research into the effectiveness of such teaching methods. He has developed training lessons within the Diploma in International Wildlife Conservation Practice, and directed training courses in Malaysia, China, Rwanda and the Philippines. Thereafter, he joined Oxford Brookes University as a Lecturer in Animal Biology and Conservation before taking up this current position at the University of Nottingham Malaysia.
He is currently on the Editorial Board of Science Advances by AAAS and a College Lecturer at St Catherine’s College, University of Oxford.