Dawn Burnham

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Dawn Burnham to the 2017 Fairway Galle Literary Festival.

Fairway Galle Literary Festival 2017 - Dr. Dawn Burnham - Biologist.

Dr. Dawn Burnham completed her PhD. from Manchester Metropolitan University on the behavioural ecology of bachelor male Patas Monkeys in Kenya.

Previously she worked in Zambia on Blue Monkeys, contributing to a wildlife management plan for Kasanka National Park.

Dawn’s Masters degree was on the social organisation of long-tailed macaques on the island of Sumba, Indonesia.

Her interests on the interplay between social organisation and ecological experience in primate species that form sub groups led to a quadruple special issue of Folia Primatologica. Her research published in Folia explored the theme of searching for efficiencies in conservation.

In 2006, Dawn joined the Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) at the University of Oxford and is currently Unit Manager and PA to Prof. David Macdonald, the Director.

Her many publications include work on Nocturnal Primates and Primate Communities and Conservation inequality.


Dawn Burnham at FGLF 2017

Don’t miss Dawn’s events at the festival:

David Macdonald and Dawn Burnham of Oxford’s WildCru on Was Cecil Special?: Our Love of Wildcats through the Ages

  • Day 2: Thursday, January 12, 2017
  • Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

A PRIVATE LUNCH with David Macdonald and Dawn Burnham

  • Day 2: Thursday, January 12, 2017
  • Time: 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.