Highly motivated environmental science graduate, and passionate conservationist, with extensive ecological training. Proven ability to perform well under pressure, communicate well with clients and colleagues, and to produce high quality written reports. Dedicated to developing a career in ecological consultancy, and aspires to use problem solving skills to provide unique and innovative solutions for a diverse range of high profile clients.
2012 - Present
Forest of Dean District Council
Produced a series of documents on reptiles for regeneration scheme. Visited sites and assessed habitats for reptile potential & receptor site potential, produced guidance documents for clearance, management and enhancement for reptiles. Produced all documents to high standard well within the timeframe given.
Experience/Skills developed: Public sector experience;project management; time management; independent working; planning and policy.
2011 - Present
Supervised corporate volunteers and coordinated park landscaping and management for wildlife. Advised Froglife of council sites with potential for reptiles and amphibians and possibilities for enhancement.
Experience/Skills developed: Public sector experience; planning and implementing practical habitat management in urban environment; leadership skills.
2010 - Present
Independent Research Project
Independent research project as part of my degree. Collated samples gathered by Rothamsted Research over the last 60 years and analysed the data using advanced statistics in order to evaluate the significance of the relationship between H. philanthus and climate change. Results were published in Entomologists Record.
Experience/Skills developed: Research lab experience; technical and data handling skills.
2008 - Present
Display Team Member
Blue Reef Aquarium
Aided the display team with display management and public presentations, also responsible for rearing seahorses in the nursery.
Experience/Skills developed: Verbal communication and presentation skills.
2012 - Present
Acorn Ecology Ltd
Assisted and led survey work & translocations: phase 1, reptiles, dormice, badgers and >100 hours bat work
Report writing: Concise reports, plans and maps, data searches & requests
Client and project management: Quotes, project tracking, admin, enquiries
2009 - 2010
Ambios Ecology LLP & Ecosa Ltd
Supported ecologists carrying out initial site assessments and protected species surveys. Checked existing reptile tiles and placed new ones, identified and recorded individuals observed. Assessed mammal excavations for badger activity and bat carried out activity survey work.
Experience/Skills developed: Private consultancy experience; practical experience of fieldwork and ecological surveys.
St Antony's Leweston School
Maths (A), French (A)
2007 - 2010
BSc Environmental Science
University of Southampton
2:1 with Honours
Including modules in:
Community, Population and Applied Ecology
Environmental Law and Policy
Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)Animal Behaviour
2005 - 2006
Biology (B), Chemistry (B), Physics (B)