Look Who's Talking: Speaker Biographies

Find out more about the speakers at On the Road to COP15 and COP26 on the 14th and 15th September 2021.


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Drew Bennellick

Drew is Head of Land and Nature Policy UK at the Heritage Lottery Fund

Vibhati Bhatia

Vibhati is the founder of South Asians for Sustainability

Katherine Burgess

Katherine is the Principal Adviser to the People and Nature Survey at Natural England.

Emma Burt

Emma is part of the Community Empowerment team for the RSPB

Simon Burrall

Simon is a Senior Associate of Involve

Macarena Cárdenas

Macarena is a Research Manager at Earthwatch

Mikael Chaudary

Mikael is based at Natural England as an EDI Coordinator

Lisa Chilton

Lisa is Chief Executive of the National Biodiversity Network Trust, the UK’s largest partnership for nature.

Robin Clegg

Robin is director of communications at Curve Communications & Events

Mike Clemence

Mike is a researcher in the Ipsos MORI Trends & Futures team

Alison Crowther

Alison is the Founder and Director of MadeToLast

Dane Comerford

Dane is Festival director of IF Oxford

Ceri Davies

Ceri is Director of Deliberative Research at NatCen

Colin Davis

Colin is a professor of psychology at the University of Bristol and an environmental activist.

Kris De Meyer

Kris is a neuroscientist and science communicator

Ellie Denney

Ellie is founder of The Marketing Den – a digital marketing consultancy for non-profits and visitor attractions

Sophie Duncan

Sophie oversees the work of the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement (NCCPE)

Dominic Dyer

Dominic is a high-profile wildlife protection and animal welfare campaigner

Richard Ennion

Richard is Parks Development Manager at Bristol City Council

Grace Fisher

Grace is The Climate Coalition's Community Organiser

Laura Fogg-Rogers

Laura is a Senior Lecturer in Engineering Education and Communication at UWE Bristol

Jenny Foster

Jenny Foster is the Project Lead at the Global Goals Centre.

Jodie Ginsberg

Jodie is the chief executive for Internews Europe

Nathalie Goodsir

Nathalie is the PolicyBristol Coordinator

Isabella Gornall

Isabella is the MD and Founder of Seahorse Environmental, the specialist PR and lobbying agency.

Alex Green

Alex is the Schools Lead for Ashden, a climate solutions charity based in London.


Hattie is a youth environmental activist and blogger, and Youth Ambassador for WWF-UK

Matt Haworth

Matt is the Founder of social enterprise, Reason Digital

Jeremy Heimans

Jeremy is Co-founder and CEO of Purpose and the author of NEW POWER

Caroline Hickman

Caroline teaches at the University of Bath & is a member of the Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA) Executive Committee; academic & psychotherapist

Lucy Hodson

Lucy is widely known on Instagram as Lucy Lapwing, and is a general naturalist and self-described nature nerd

Becky Huffee

Becky is the PolicyBristol Associate for Science

Amina Iqbal

Amina is the Head of Digital Acquisition at Torchbox

Alex Ivory

A biologist by training, Alex and her team ensure Bristol City Council makes a leading contribution to tackling climate change

Roy Kareem

Roy is a Black and Green Ambassador for Bristol and the Director of Bright Green Future, an environmental leadership programme for young people from around the UK.

Ruth Lamont

Ruth works with the Social Science Team in Natural England

Sam Langford

Sam is an award-winning science communicator, presenter, and comedian

Matt Larsen Daw

Matt is Education Manager for WWF-UK

Ruth Larbey

Researcher in science-policy relationships at UWE's Science Communication Unit

Shaaron Leverment

Shaaron is the Acting CEO of the UK Association for Science and Discovery Centres and founding director of Explorer Dome outreach

Lisa Marley

Lisa is a documentary maker, part of the Off the Leash podcasts team

Richard McCulloch

Richard is Senior Lecturer in Media and Film at the University of Huddersfield, and board member for the Fan Studies Network.

Paul McGuinness

Paul is the Editor of BBC Wildlife Magazine

Phil McMinn

Phil is responsible for Torchbox’s digital marketing offering for nonprofits

Julia Migné

Julia is the Director of Conservation Optimism, a programme which aims to empower everyone to act for nature.

Charlie Moores

Charlie is a podcaster, blogger, and campaigner

Justin Morris

Justin is Chief Executive of Bristol Zoological Society

Adam Murray

Adam leads the Community Empowerment Team at the RSPB

Clara Nellist

Clara is a particle physicist who runs a highly popular science TikTok channel

Tom Phillips

Tom is a Lecturer in Humanities at the University of East Anglia, UK. He is the co-chair of the Fan Studies Network.

Katie Popperwell

Katie is Senior International Producer at Festival UK* 2022

Matt Postles

Matt is Deputy Chief Executive at the Natural History Consortium

Sunita Ramani

Sunita is part of the biodiversity and purpose team at Greenhouse PR

Ruby Roberts

Ruby is an industrial psychologist and research fellow at Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University

Ed Santry

Ed is a Ranger Programme and Community Manager at London National Park City

Candice Satchwell

Candice is Professor of Literacies and Education at the University of Central Lancashire

Henna Shah

Henna is a campaigner with Purpose Climate Lab, with a focus on bringing new audiences into the climate and nature conversation

Tassos Stevens

Tassos is director and a maker frequently representing Coney - a BAFTA-winning charity making all kinds of play - theatre, adventures, and games - to spark positive change

Megan Stillwell

Megan delivers digital marketing campaigns for businesses looking to create positive change

Liv Taylor

Liv is a strategist and researcher at engagement specialists and design organisation The Liminal Space

Anthea Terry

Anthea is Head of Policy Engagement at the University of Bristol

Voltaire Tupaz

Voltaire is the President of the multimedia production start-up LYF

Ellie Turner-Wallace

Ellie is a Programmes Officer at the Natural History Consortium

Emily Viola

Emily is Head of Planning, North America, for Futerra

Dorcas Wangira

Dorcas is a Features reporter working with Citizen Television, Kenya’s leading TV network

Phoebe Weston

Phoebe is a biodiversity reporter at the Guardian

Rebecca Williams

Rebecca is a Senior Lecturer in Communication, Culture and Media Studies at the University of South Wales. 

Cheryl Willis

Cheryl is the Principal Adviser for the Connecting People with Nature Programme at Natural England

Savita Willmott

Savita is Chief Executive at the Natural History Consortium

Victoria Wortley

Victoria is an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Principal Advisor at Natural England

Shailendra Yashwant

Shailendra is an environmental photographer, writer, and journalist based in India.

Duncan Yellowlees

Duncan is the Founder/Director of DY Training

Mariam Zulfiqar

Mariam is a curator who focuses on commissioning artworks for public spaces