Welcome to Dr Susanna Curtin’s website.
Growing up in the British countryside, nature and wildlife are an important part of my wild, essential self. My blog shares my love of nature with you. It is a mixture of past and present wildlife stories that reveal our inherent connection to this beautiful planet. As a wildlife tourism researcher and academic, I celebrate all the lovely surprises and healing qualities that every trip in the countryside provides. It may even inspire you to pick up your binoculars and camera and join me on my travels with my wildlife diary.
Although I am neither a biologist or ecologist, I am nonetheless passionate about the natural world. Much of my time is spent outdoors with my binoculars following the seasonal changes and the wildlife that is around me.
I am a wildlife traveller, gardener and writer: interests that are reflected in the titles of my posts.
The purpose of this website is to share my work and my stories with you and to connect with like-minded people working in conservation or travel and tourism who have similar interests.
In my work life, I was a Senior Lecturer in Tourism Management at Bournemouth University. Here I taught undergraduates and postgraduates on three degree programmes and covered a number of subject areas including social psychology, tourist experience and behaviour, wildlife tourism and research methods.
My work has taken me to Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Canada, Nepal, Peru, Spain, Costa Rica and Mexico where I have studied and written about the wildlife I have seen, the people I have shared it with and the environmental and management implications of wildlife-orientated travel. Despite these adventures, nothing surpasses my love of the British countryside and all the creatures that reside there.