Kayleigh Fawcett Williams

Dr. Kayleigh Fawcett Williams

Kayleigh is the founder of Wildlifetek & KFW Scientific & Creative. Kayleigh is a Wildlife Technology Trainer and Consultant, helping wildlife students, professionals & enthusiasts to improve their wildlife work using technology.  Kayleigh has been using technology for wildlife applications for the past sixteen years.

Kayleigh’s work has taken her around the world, including New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark and Belize to name a few. Kayleigh now helps wildlife enthusiasts, researchers, consultants and students to discover more wildlife using technology. Knowing from an early age that she wanted to work with animals, Kayleigh started out her career by pursuing a degree in Biological Science at Cambridge University (2003-2006) where she conducted her thesis on the behaviour of free-ranging Konik horses using optics and night vision technology. In the summer of 2004, Kayleigh travelled to Mongolia to study the re-released Przewalski’s horses using GPS systems to map their daily movements.
After graduating, Kayleigh discovered the exciting world of bats. After a bat walk with her local bat group in Lincolnshire (UK), Kayleigh was hooked. She started working with ultrasonic detectors and sound analysis software over the next few years working with these fascinating animals.

In 2010, Kayleigh moved to Denmark to study for her PhD in Bioacoustics. Her doctoral work focused on the echolocation calls of Rhinolophus and Myotis bats in the laboratory and in the field (UK, Denmark & South Africa). During this time, Kayleigh discovered thermal imaging technology and began using this as an additional technique alongside her sound recording equipment. During this time, Kayleigh trained as a Thermographer at FLIR Headquarters in the UK.

Following her PhD studies, Kayleigh returned home to the UK in 2013 where she began working in a large consultancy surveying for bats. Here she began developing thermal survey methods for bats and other wildlife species. In 2016, Kayleigh travelled to New Zealand to train wildlife surveyors to use thermal imaging technology.
Realising her passion for helping others work with wildlife and technology, Kayleigh started up her own company, KFW Scientific & Creative, in 2017 to share her specialist knowledge with other wildlife professionals and enthusiasts. In 2019, Kayleigh published the “Thermal Imaging Bat Survey Guidelines” in association with the Bat Conservation Trust, and is currently working on her book on “Thermal Imaging for Wildlife”.
Kayleigh now shares her knowledge and skills globally via her online training and support services, with the help of her growing team.

Line Faber Johannesen

Line is a Marine Biologist working on the population genetics of sharks at the University of Copenhagen. 

Throughout her career, Line has worked extensively with various technologies for wildlife applications, including; trail cameras, thermal imaging cameras and acoustic equipment. 

Her all-time favourite animals are muntjac deer!

Line Faber Johannesen
Olivia Charlton

Olivia Charlton

Olivia has worked with a wide range of UK wildlife species, including: terrestrial mammals, amphibians and reptiles. She has a keen interest in bats and newts. 

Olivia's research focuses on egg laying preferences of British newts on artificial substrates (great crested, smooth and palmate).

Olivia has used a variety of technology for wildlife, including; acoustic equipment, sound analysis software and thermal imaging cameras.


Powered by Kajabi