Teaching Responsibilities

Lecturer in Biology


With a BSc in Science and the Environment, a PhD that examined the behavioural enrichment of ruffed lemurs and professional experience that includes working in Madagascar, my main areas of interest include Malagasy carnivores and lemurs, the environmental enrichment of captive animals and the management and husbandry of endangered fish species.

I am a member of both the Mammal Society and the Primate Society of Great Britain, and also act as a reviewer for Zoo Biology.

My academic responsibilities cover modules including Animal Biology, Behaviour and Psychology, Laboratory Skills and Fieldwork, and Research Methods.

Recent Publications

Sovey, K.C., Dollar, L., Kerridge, F., Barber, R.C. & Louis, E.E. 2001. Characterization of seven microsatellite marker loci in the Malagasy civet (Fossa fossana). Molecular Ecology Notes 1 (1-2):25-27.

Kerridge, F.J., Ralisoamalala, R.C., Goodman, S.M. & Pasnick, S.D. 2003. Fossa fossana. In: Goodman ,S.M. & Benstead, J.P. (eds) The natural history of Madagascar. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. pp.1363-1365.

Goodman, S.M., Kerridge, F.J., & Ralisoamalala, R.C. 2003. A note on the diet of Fossa fossana (Carnivora) in the central eastern humid forests of Madagascar. Mammalia 67(4):595-598.  

Kerridge, F.J.  2005.  Environmental enrichment to address behavioral differences between wild and captive black-and-white ruffed lemurs (Vareica variegata).  American Journal of Primatology 66(1):71-84

Recent Conference Papers

Kerridge, F.J., Wolstenholme, L., Grime, J. Farrell, G.  2011.  Enrichment techniques to establish optimum breeding conditions for the endangered crescent goodeid, Zoogoneticus tequila, at Bolton Aquarium.  Poster Presentation at 13th Annual BIAZA Research Symposium, Bristol Zoo Gardens, Bristol

Kerridge, F.J., Wolstenholme, L., Farrell, G.  2011.  Increasing sociosexual behaviours in the endangered crescent goodeid, Zoogoneticus tequila, using a full spectrum light source.  Poster Presentation at 10th International Conference on Environmental Enrichment, Portland, Oregon