My background is mainly in species conservation, education and capacity development. I researched mother-young interactions in gorillas and chimpanzees, in captivity and the wild. After that, I worked for three years in Indonesia, where I developed and implemented youth ambassador and community engagement programmes on local and regional scales. I work as Community Manager at WildHub since 2020, and I am an Associate Member of the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology (DICE) at the University of Kent where I obtained my PhD on capacity development for conservation in 2022.
I am an educator and project manager with over 20 years practice in education for sustainable development and learning from nature. My focus is on helping organisations to improve the quality of their learning provision for a sustainable future and enhance their ability to deliver projects effectively with lasting benefits. I have worked in over 30 countries with NGOs, government, business and civil society organisations. I established Wild Awake as a not-for-profit social enterprise. Its purpose is to develop and provide learning which inspires change towards a more sustainable planet, and support people to live healthy and happy lives which respect natural limits. It achieves this through providing learning which reconnects people with the natural world through first-hand experience. It brings educational expertise in terms of curriculum development, writing activities, training and consultancy in pursuit of this. I bring over 20 years of practical experience in the field of education, delivering a range of projects focusing on climate change and education for sustainable development. I have worked cross-sector with governments, civil society and academic partners to analyse, design and implement education programmes which address a sustainable future and empower people with hopeful solutions for their future. I bring a strong track record of delivering complex projects with diverse partners. This is supported by excellent technical knowledge of climate change, environmental management and sustainable development, backed by good communication skills to deliver effective messages. Specialties: Effective learning and teaching, education for sustainable development, organisational capacity building, strategic and project planning and management, learning from nature, training skills, effective communication, education management.
Dice alumni, Conservation Biology MSc. Former nature guide & ranger in South Africa - Head of black Rhino monitoring. Wild food forager & educator. I am a passionate wildlife photographer and use this medium to tell natures stories surrounding myself and wherever I happen to be working. Particularly interested in forest & marine conservation but have worked in species specific conservation with Elephant, Lion & Rhino. Currently working in Cambodia with Jahoo, an indigenous community led Gibbon eco-tourism conservation program
I am a conservation biologist, with proven experience in research development, project management and field research. To date, most of my experience relates to biodiversity in human-modified landscapes. I am devoted to understanding the impact of human-modified landscapes on biodiversity but also the role they play in conservation. My primary areas of focus include multifunctional land management, sustainable agriculture and biodiversity conservation. I am adamant that we can develop and foster land-use practices that provide communities with sustainable livelihoods, whilst conserving local and regional biodiversity.
I am a conservation biologist with great interest in the application of conservation science into a practical solution. I work with scientists, practitioners and academics in conservation and sustainability sector. Specialties: SE Asia terrestrial ecology (in bats and other mammals), High Conservation Values (HCV), Natural Resource Management & Conservation, Interdisciplinary Research, Quality Assurance, Sustainability Issues (in oil palm sector).
As a mother of two young boys, I am very aware of the importance of conservation and doing all we can to nurture and encourage the next generation, hence why I'm excited to introduce to you Tales from Mother Earth and our first published storybook Phoebe the Bee.