Rebecca Jefferson

Founder and Director , Human Nature

About Rebecca Jefferson

I am a social scientist and passionate about increasing the application of social science research and methods in the conservation sector. To do this, I founded Human Nature. Human Nature is a social enterprise empowering conservation professionals to use social sciences to impact people and planet. We provide training and mentorship to NGOs, academics, policy makers and others wishing to build their foundations in social science. Many people working in conservation have trained through natural science routes, and find themselves needing to better understand the people elements of ecosystems. Social science provides the tools do this. Please get in touch if you are interested in hearing more about what we do.  You can contact me at https://humannature.co.uk/contact.

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

Other

Areas of expertise

Behaviour change campaigns Research Education & training Communication and marketing

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

Yes

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Recent Comments

Oct 04, 2022
Replying to Lara Reden

Thanks for sharing, Rebecca!

Thanks Lara

Oct 04, 2022
Replying to Lize Gibson-Hall

Thank you so much for sharing this Rebecca and amazing that you are offering the bonus mentoring session. @Emily Rampling @Adyasha Nayak you may both find this of interest :) 

Thanks Lize - really looking forward to meeting the new cohort :o)

Aug 24, 2022
Replying to Karen Gregg Elliott

I think all of these would be fantastic resources, perhaps B less so. Relative to B, I interact with organizations who recognize the value of human dimensions but seem to make very little effort to link HD research findings with those actually doing the communicating!! It's kind of like the disconnect between stewardship/ecology research and those working in the trenches doing habitat work or working with landowners. Any attempts to bridge the research-practice gap are extremely important! Thanks

Hi Karen, thanks for your comment and sharing your experiences.  That's really useful insight.  I'll let you know when the resources are available

Aug 20, 2022
Replying to MAURO LUCHERINI

I am an ecology scientist who understood the need to work with experts in social sciences to address conservation issues. My training in this field is still limited and I would love to have the C guide. However, sometimes I also struggle to get these ideas accepted by colleagues. Thus B might be useful.

Thanks!

Thanks Mauro, yes, I understand that need to be able to get colleagues on board too.  Thanks for your comment, I'll let you know when the first resources are available

Aug 20, 2022
Replying to Lize Gibson-Hall

Thank you so much for sharing this Rebecca. I think all of the above would be very useful especially the top tips and a short webinar to really give people an insight into the importance of social science in conservation. 

Thanks for your reply Lize, I'll update here when the resources are released and hope you find them useful

Sep 30, 2020
Replying to Ana Di Pangracio

Very interesting course, it is a pity it is so early in my part of the world. Please in the future also consider some timings in BST afternoon so we might join :)

Thanks Ana, I'll use that in my planning for course times in 2021.

Best wishes

Rebecca

Sep 28, 2020
Replying to Beth Robinson

Great to see this sort of training on offer! Hope you get good uptake. 

Thank you!

Sep 28, 2020
Replying to Ana Di Pangracio

Very interesting course, it is a pity it is so early in my part of the world. Please in the future also consider some timings in BST afternoon so we might join :)

Hello Ana, thank you for your interest in the course.  Which part of the world are you in?  I am keen to offer courses which work for other time zones and am exploring how and when best to do this!

Best wishes

Rebecca