Brian Heppenstall

Lecturer in Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation, Kingston Maurward College

About Brian Heppenstall

I lead and deliver a part-theory, part hand-on course in Wildlife, Ecology and Conservation at Kingston Maurward College, on the South Coast of the UK. I have managed Rangers and Engagement staff and overseen species and habitat management for over 20 years, but my passions are around people and conservation. From writing bids for engagement projects/roles to developing the future workforce, I believe the key to a brighter ecological future lies with people. I received the Alumni of the Year Award from Bournemouth University, in 2018, nominated for my work in supporting young people in Conservation, and our team have developed an industry standard placement scheme. I am also the co-host of a Conservation podcast; The Hive.

Which category below best describes the type of organisation you currently work for/or run?

Academic or Research Institute

Areas of expertise

Education & training Land/Water Management Partnerships and collaboration development Species Management

Would you be willing to be approached and share your lessons learned in your area(s) of expertise with our community?


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Jun 01, 2022

Thank you so much for your time and questions @Marrian Tendai Rwizi it is important to talk about our perspectives of employment, and experiences within the industry and to challenge and be challenged on these if we are to expect positive change!

Dec 16, 2021
Replying to Matthew Creasey

Congratulations Brian! Awesome posts.

Cheers Matthew - greatly appreciated!

Dec 16, 2021
Replying to Beth Robinson

Amazing achievement, well done Brian. You are clearly very passionate about your work. And I totally agree, everyone has something to say! 

Thank you Beth - I follow your posts on learning with great interest too!

Dec 16, 2021
Replying to Adam Barlow

brilliant - well done Brian and thanks for helping to make the community special!

Thank you Adam! :-)

Dec 16, 2021

Thank you WildHub! For providing an accessible and inspirational platform for the community to share their experiences and findings, I love logging into the hub first thing in the morning to see what is new. I am proud to be a part of it

Dec 16, 2021
Replying to Léa Kaplani

Congrats Brian!

Thank you Lea!