Languages: English, French
Location: Derby, UK
Primatologist Dr Victoria Martindale trained in human medicine prior to applying that knowledge to specialise in humankind’s closest relatives. She is now a freelance writer, spokesperson for several vegan and animal welfare organisations and campaigns, book reviewer and environmental/ethical columnist. Overpopulation, unsustainable development, climate change, loss of biodiversity and our modern lifestyles are all closely related and wreak havoc on this planet and the species living on it. Through campaigning, activism, increasing awareness and writing Dr Martindale does everything she possibly can to turn this state of affairs around and promote the welfare of all animals, no matter how apparently insignificant they may seem. From advocating the virtues of a vegan lifestyle for our own health and that of the planet, to safeguarding our threatened cousins in the tropical rainforests, Dr Martindale is passionate about standing up for these crucial issues of today.
Victoria relaxes with mountaineering, sports, walking her dogs and vegan cooking.
Publications & presentations
Last year Dr Martindale featured on BBC radio’s ‘Christmas Vegan Cookery Tips,’ and she has made appearances on BBC’s ‘The Big Questions,’ as well as being frequently invited to debate these topics on live radio. She is also a Co-editor for CANOPY journal, a book reviewer for Primate Eye, and has given numerous speeches and talks at national events, schools and colleges. She writes a regular column on topical animal rights and environmental issues for the Derby Telegraph. She recently presented at the Primate Society of Great Britain on the threat the global trade in macaques (Macaca mulatta and M. fascicularis) for biomedical research is having on their conservation status.