Kevin Wallace

Learning Designer

Learning and Teaching
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Kevin has been involved in teaching, skills training and research for over 20 years. He achieved his Masters at the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa and his doctorate through Silwood campus of Imperial College London. His love of the natural world, conservation and sustainability led to him to working with an incredibly diverse array of people and organisations across Africa and SE Asia. It was during his time in these countries, that Kevin found his real passion lay within education and looking for engaging and innovative ways to deliver learning and teaching.

Kevin is teacher trained, gaining his PGCE from University of Suffolk. He lectured in higher education for several years at Easton & Otley College, leading the BSc (Hons) Wildlife and Conservation.

Kevin’s focus moved from lecturing towards skills training and facilitation. With the Tropical Biology Association, he led conservation field courses and workshops in countries across Africa and SE Asia. The core of these courses was to empower early-career conservationists.

This led to Kevin’s first professional role as a learning designer with the University of Sunderland in London delivering pedagogical innovation and CPD designed to enhance the quality of teaching and learning across the University.

Just prior to his move to University of Suffolk, he was involved as an eLearning content creator in the corporate sector creating blended learning programmes and resources for the on-boarding of employees and CPD.

For 10 years, Kevin was involved with crocodile conservation research projects in South Africa, Botswana and Zambia.
Kevin’s research career led to a few publications.

Burger H., Vondráčková K., Skłodowski M., Koid Q., Dent D., Wallace K., and Fayle T. (2021) Protection from herbivores varies among ant genera for the myrmecophilic plant Leea aculeata in Malaysian Borneo. Asian Myrmecology 14, 1-16 DOI: 10.20362/am.014002

Wallace K., Leslie A., Coulson T., and Wallace A., (2013) Population size and structure of the Nile crocodile, Crocodylus niloticus, in the lower Zambezi valley. Oryx, 47 (3), 457-465 2013 DOI: 10.1017/S0030605311001712

Wallace K., Leslie A., and Coulson T., (2013) Re-evaluating the effect of harvesting regimes on Nile crocodiles using an integral projection model. Journal of Animal Ecology, 82 (1), 155-165 · Jan 17, 2013 DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2656.2012.02027.x

Wallace K., Leslie A., and Coulson T., (2008) Diet of the Nile Crocodile (Crocodylus niloticus) in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. Journal of Herpetology, 42, 361-368 DOI: 10.1670/07-1071.1

Junker K., Wallace K., Leslie A., and Boomker J., (2006) Gastric nematodes of Nile crocodiles, Crocodylus niloticus Laurenti, 1768, in the Okavango River, Botswana. Ondertsepoort Journal of Veterinary Research, 73 (2), 111-114 DOI: 10.4102/ojvr.v73i2.155

Kevin’s research background, experience in writing and publication gives a good foundation to extend his research interests across the university and investigate aspects of pedagogy.

Kevin is a board member for Rubbish Walks, a social enterprise based in Suffolk. Raising awareness about the issues of single-use plastics, litter, and waste in general. The focus is on tackling the underlying issues, finding practical solutions, and working towards meaningful long-term change. This is done by tackling mental health issues, living a healthier lifestyle, combating loneliness, and working with people, businesses, and government. Activities organised include street litter picks, beach cleans as well as local school involvement.


Kevin has worked as an educator and researcher within Europe, Africa and SE Asia for over 20 years and has a substantial network of contacts within academic institutions as well as non-government organisations.


IUCN-Species Survival Commission - Crocodile Specialist Group member