Dr Jonny Hanson
Jonny grew up in Monaghan and Malawi before studying medieval history and archaeology at Queen’s University Belfast, followed by business management and sustainability at Queen’s University Management School. After working in nature education and fundraising, he completed a PhD in snow leopard conservation and rural development at the University of Cambridge.
Jonny currently works part-time as the Managing Director of Jubilee, which owns and operates Jubilee Farm, Northern Ireland’s first community-owned farm. Jonny is also an Associate of the Snow Leopard Conservancy, a leading international snow leopard conservation NGO, and is also a Trustee of the Nyika-Vwaza Trust, a UK conservation charity active in Northern Malawi.
Jonny has worked with numerous wild and domestic animals on four continents and has published peer-reviewed and popular articles on many environmental and agricultural topics. As well as having vocational qualifications in habitat conservation, pesticide management and pig farming, Jonny is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Jonny is a proud part-time stay-at-home dad and carer, and is happily married to Paula. They live at Jubilee Farm, just outside Larne, Northern Ireland, with their three children and a menagerie of other animals.
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