Liz Bonnin

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 latest series of Horizon on BBC Two, Liz presented new scientific research raising hard questions about zoos. Liz recently presented Wild Alaska Live for the BBC following the hugely successful Big Blue Live series in Monterey, California for the BBC, and for PBS in the USA. Last year, Liz also presented a brand new wildlife series for BBC One about animal migrations called Nature’s Epic Journeys, which broadcast in May 2016. Other TV credits include wildlife and animal behaviour programmes Super Smart AnimalsAnimals in LoveAnimals through the Night: Sleepover at the ZooOperation Snow Tiger and Animal Odd Couples; science series HorizonStargazing Live and Bang Goes the Theory; documentaries Egypt's Lost CitiesMuseum of Life and Science Friction; and ITV's popular Countrywise. Liz will also be appearing in the soon to be broadcast new series of Who-Do-You-Think-You-Are? on BBC One. 

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

Horizon: Transit of Venus, BBC2

Animals Through the Night: Sleepover at the Zoo, BBC4

Countrywise, ITV

My favourite Element, The Royal Institution