Dr. Danielle Hinchcliffe

School of Science, Engineering and Environment

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Contact Details

Peel Building: 302

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Current positions

Teaching Fellow of Biology and Wildlife


I completed my undergraduate Master’s degree in Biology in 2011 at the University of Sheffield, having done my fourth-year project on placement at the University of Muenster, Germany. My PhD in Molecular Ecology at the University of East Anglia was focused on using genetic and ecological tools to answer fundamental evolutionary questions concerning the endangered Seychelles warbler.

Having seen first-hand how science can evidence conservation management strategy and practice, I took on the role of Senior Scientist with the globally-recognised NGO Operation Wallacea. This role expanded to setting up field sites and long-term biodiversity monitoring programmes, in addition to managing several academic research projects, and directly running the company’s largest terrestrial forest site, Cusuco National Park in Honduras.

I then returned to Manchester as a post-doctoral research associate at the University of Manchester to develop molecular tools for monitoring stress and welfare of wild equid populations (Carneddau ponies and Grevy’s zebras, Kenya), before starting my new teaching role at the University of Salford.


I have extensive experience in supervision of final-year undergraduate and MRes student dissertation projects, in addition to the delivery of a range of teaching materials across biological and environmental sciences. I am experienced in guiding PhD students from my time with Operation Wallacea and within shared research groups. I particularly enjoy delivering practical sessions, field skills sessions and small group teaching.

Qualifications and Memberships


  • MBiol. Sci. (Hons) Biology, University of Sheffield 2011
  • Ph.D Molecular Ecology, University of East Anglia 2016
  • The Sheffield Graduate Award, University of Sheffield 2011


  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) 2015