Sue Smart worked at the University of Salford in Greater Manchester for 26 years before moving to Wales with her family in 2007. She has a long held interest in the sociological aspects of crime and death and became interested in suicide after reading a newspaper article about a young woman's death in 2006. Sue is currently negotiating a trip to the Shaanxi Rescue Centre in China with colleagues to fit a prosthetic paw to a Panda. If she and her team win the contract, it will be the first operation of its kind in the world. The team are unique in the UK in being the only centre that offers zoological prosthetic services.