Biochemist, wild animal biologist and TV presenter
Liz had always been interested in biology and chemistry at school, and she went on to study Biochemistry at University. After graduating, she started a career as a TV presenter working on such shows as BBC One's Top of the Pops, before returning to her first love, science, and completing a Masters in Wild Animal Biology and Conservation. Liz's main interests during her studies were animal behaviour and intelligence and big cat conservation. She set up and carried out a research project on the diet of tigers in Bardia National Park, Nepal, which saw her come first in her class.
Liz's TV career has drawn heavily on her academic expertise. In the last year Liz has been on our screens presenting the ground-breaking documentary Drowning in Plastic and Blue Planet Live both on BBC One as well as Big Animal Surgery on BBC TWO.
In recent years Liz has been on our screens the BBC One series Galapagos and Wild Alaska Live following the hugely successful Big Blue Live series in Monterey, California for the BBC and for PBS in the USA. In 2016 Liz was the focus of an episode of the genealogy series Who-Do-You-Think-You-Are? on BBC One and presented Should We Close Our Zoo’s for Horizon on BBC Two.
Other TV credits include wildlife and animal behaviour programmes Nature’s Epic Journeys, Super Smart Animals, Animals in Love, Animals through the Night: Sleepover at the Zoo, Operation Snow Tiger and Animal Odd Couples; science series Horizon, Stargazing Live and Bang Goes the Theory; documentaries Egypt's Lost Cities, Museum of Life and Science Friction; and ITV's popular Countrywise.
In addition to her TV work, Liz is a conference facilitator and awards host, and has MC'd various events, including most recently, the UK's National Science and Engineering Competition Awards and the Natural History Museum's prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards. Liz was also recently awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the British Science Association.
Photos by: Liz Bonnin and Raw TV Ltd (Photographer Cody Burridge),