Curriculum Vitae

I’ve been a professional ecologist since 1998 – see below – and I think it’s very important to keep up to date with the latest developments in survey techniques and industry standards, so I do a lot of training and volunteer work to make sure I can provide the best possible service to my clients.

Professional certifications

2012 to date Emergency First Aid At Work & Wilderness First Aid certificate

2005 to date Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv)

2005 Vascular Plants Identification Qualification (IdQ)

2004 to date Great crested newt survey licence (England & Wales)

2004 to date Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card

2001 to date Full member Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management (MCIEEM)

Employment history

2012 to date Freelance Botanist & Ecologist

2010 – 2012 Principal Ecologist, URS (formerly Scott Wilson)

2009 – 2010 Ecologist (Senior Officer), MEAS (Sefton Council)

2007 – 2009 Principal Ecologist, WYG (formerly White Young Green)

2003 – 2007 Senior Ecologist, Hyder Consulting

2001 – 2003 Ecologist, United Utilities plc

1998 – 2001 Environmental Consultant, Casella Science & Environment (formerly SGS Environment)


2018 City & Guilds Level 3 Education and Training Award

1996 – 1997 MSc Vegetation Survey and Assessment, University of Reading

1993 – 1996 BSc (Hons) Biology, Royal Holloway University of London


In addition to all of the above, I have recently completed the AAT accountancy qualification:

2019 AAT Level 4 Professional Diploma in Accounting (Distinction)

2017 AAT Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Accounting (Distinction)

2017 AAT Associate Bookkeeper (AATQB)

2017 AAT Advanced Certificate in Bookkeeping

2017 AAT Level 2 Foundation Certificate in Accounting (Distinction)