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Hi, I'm Rachel. I work for Severn Rivers Trust as a Volunteering Officer (which means I get to do lots of exciting stuff outdoors). I'm currently working on a project called Unlocking the Severn where I co-ordinate a team of Citizen Scientists to collect data on the shad migration run each year. We also collect data on the salmon run and do some river invertebrate stuff. Alongside the Citizen Science, we also carry out practical habitat management within the catchment of the River Severn. It's great fun!

Before I took this role, I worked as a Research Tech for the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine- a slight detour out of conservation for two years but a great learning experience that greatly increased my research skills. Prior to this, I spent several years working as a Park Ranger, spending my spare time carrying out traineeships with various organisations.

I really love insects and I'm always happy to chat about the weird and wonderful bugs you may come across. My Twitter is full of moths and anything else I find when I'm out and about!

Rachel Davies

Volunteering Officer, Severn Rivers Trust

Hi everyone! I'm currently working as a Volunteering Officer for Severn Rivers Trust on a great project called Unlocking the Severn. Previously I've worked as a Research Technician in malaria control, as a Park Ranger and I've completed traineeships with Cheshire Wildlife Trust and Natural England. I love the variety of working in conservation and the flexibility of shorter, grant-funded roles. I've got a BSc in Zoology and an MRes in Wildlife Conservation and my true passion lies with invertebrates.
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Go to the profile of Lucy Boddam-Whetham
about 1 year ago

Welcome Rachel! Look forward to hearing more about your work.

Go to the profile of Beth Robinson
about 1 year ago

Hello Rachel, that does sound like a fun job! What is your twitter account? I'd love to hear more about the moths and other critters you find on your adventures. B

Go to the profile of Rachel Davies
about 1 year ago

Hi Beth, its @racheldavies110