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Kirsten Hawkins

Speaker Topics

General Interest, Other

Locations Covered​





Short Notice

Profile Bio

After completing her Zoology degree and master’s in Environmental Biology and Conservation, Kirsten worked abroad with various species from sharks to cheetahs, assisting with research and conservation education. Back in the UK she worked as Dog Health and Welfare Manager for an assistance dog charity before starting her teaching journey as a Further Education Lecturer. She has been a Community Education Officer at Cats Protection for nearly 5 years and thoroughly enjoys being able to help people understand cats and their needs.

Kirsten works with a team of dedicated Community Education Officers and fantastic Volunteer Education Speakers spread across the UK. This means we are able to deliver talks anywhere within the UK either face to face or online.

Please complete our short online booking form at and the Community Education Officer will be in touch to discuss suitable times and dates for a talk.

Talk Description

About Cats Protection

This fun, interactive session offers an overview of Cats Protection and highlights ways in which the charity helps cats across the UK. Audiences learn more about the origins of Cats Protection, its structure, vision, aims and many of the exciting projects currently being run by the charity. Information is also given on how to get involved and access support and services.

Speakers either use photos and props, a visual presentation or an interactive learning website to bring the session and our stories to life. There will be opportunities for questions as audiences are guided through different parts of the charity’s work and shares stories and photos of cats which Cats Protection has helped.

Our sessions are always free and we always provide free goodies for everyone to take away.

Other Talks

Cats Protection offers a wide range of fun, interactive and free talks to all ages. Sessions on offer include:
- Primary KS1
- Primary KS2
- Secondary -Careers
- Secondary -Cat welfare needs
- Adult community groups - Cat welfare needs
- Adult community groups - About Cats Protection
- 5-7 year old community groups
- 7-11 community groups
- College guest lecture series - 'Welfare and ethics', 'Health and disease', 'Feline behaviour', 'Human-animal interactions and training' and 'Careers with Cats Protection'

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