A chartered environmental restoration practitioner and chartered manager currently completing a master’s in Land & Ecological Restoration at Eden Project, Cornwall. With over 20 years’ management experience from designing and building aquatic habitats to landscaping and restoration of lakes and riparian systems. Appeared on Channel Four Grand Design’s TV programme and been a guest speaker for the BBC. Career started on one of the UK’s leading fisheries located on the River Test naturally leading to study at Sparsholt College Hampshire. Upon graduating studied Marine & Freshwater Biology at the University of Essex.
Master’s modules to date include; planning & implementing restoration programmes, principles & practise of ecological restoration, and biosecurity & invasive species management, further developing understanding of project management tools and techniques, stakeholder engagement, ecological theory, international standards and best practice, legislation, ecosystem services and natural capital.
Presented reports on determining success criteria for restoration projects, producing scientific poster’s for managing invasive non-native species at a Cornwall Wildlife Trust reserve and written several scientific reports.
Currently studying GIS for land restoration, wetland & riparian zone restoration, and postgraduate research methods providing opportunities to develop and further improve knowledge and use of relevant software packages such as ArcGIS, as well as visiting wetland creation sites to learn more about the techniques being used by other ecological restoration practitioners.
A member of the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER), applied for full membership of the Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management (CIEEM), the Chartered Institute of Water & Environmental Management (CIWEM) and Chartered status for the Chartered Institute of Managers (MCMI).