Look who's talking: speaker biographies

Find our more about the Chairs and Speakers at Communicate 2020


Russell Arnott

Russell is an oceanographer and science communication specialist

Mike Barry

Mike is a Senior Associate at the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and a Trustee at Blueprint for Better Business

Jenny Briggs

Jenny is the Account Director at Greenhouse PR

Sofia Castelló y Tickell

Sofia focuses on creative communications for Conservation Optimism, co-hosting the Good Natured podcast and the Good Natured short film festival

Alice Cheyne

Alice is Head of Marketing and Supporter Development at Forestry England

Rob Cooper

Rob is a Public Engagement Officer at the University of Bath

Annette Coppin

Annette is a marine biologist, performer, artist and creator of costumes and characters

Megan Cromp

Megan is a wildlife biologist and the founder and director of Key Conservation

Alison Crowther

Alison is the founder of MadeToLast

Kate Dawson

Kate is Content Manager for the Wildlfowl and Wetlands Trust

Rosemary Edwards

Rosemary Edwards is the executive producer of BBC Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch

Richard Ennion

Richard is the Parks Development Manager at Bristol City Council, developing programmes and projects that support access and enjoyment of Bristol’s fantastic parks and green spaces

Mark Everard

Mark is a scientist working as Associate Professor of Ecosystem Services at the University of the West of England, as well as a consultant, broadcaster and author

Clifton Evers

Clifton is a senior lecturer in media and cultural studies at Newcastle University

Simon Garrett

Simon is Head of Public Engagement at Bristol Zoological Society

Kathy Gill

Kathy has worked in the volunteering arena for over 20 years, specialising in developing programmes for citizen science volunteers oversees and in the UK

Gertie Goddard

Gertie is a Digital Marketing Manager for Greenhouse PR

Trisha Gupta

Trisha is a marine researcher working on the conservation and sustainable fisheries of sharks and rays in India

Mia Hartwell

Mia is the Sustainability Manager at leading UK cereal brand Jordans Cereals, part of the Jordans Dorset Ryvita Company.

Lila Higgins

Lila is the Senior Manager of Community Science at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, and co-founder of the City Nature Challenge

Lucy Hodson

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

Euella Jackson

Euella is a presenter, content-creator and engagement producer

Luke Jerram

Luke is a multidisciplinary arts practitioner. He has created sculptures, installations and live art projects which have excited and inspired people around the world

Julia Kennaby

Julia is the Volunteer Coordinator for Bathscape

Anjana Khatwa

Anjana is an Earth Scientist specialising in bringing stories about the origins and formation of natural landscapes to life for a wide range of audiences

Christine Lee

Christine is a founding member Taiwan Parks & Playgrounds for Children by Children, NPO of Mom Activists for Children’s Right to Play and to Participation

Leticia Lozano

Leticia is the co-founder and director of MACIA Estudio (Mexico City) an architecture studio challenging the boundaries between experience design, participatory processes and applied research

Julia Migne

Julia is the Programme Coordinator for Conservation Optimism and the co-founder of the international media platform INKLINE

Ivvet Modinou

Ivvet is Head of Engagement at the British Science Association and also leads the UK Science Festivals Network.

Erinma Ochu

Erinma is a neuroscientist, filmmaker and grower

Cassie Phoenix

Cassie is associate professor in physical activity and health at Durham University

Jonathon Porritt

Jonathon is the Founder Director of Forum for the Future

Matt Postles

Deputy Chief Executive at the Natural History Consortium

Alex Robinson

Alex is a Director of the environmental charity Hubbub

Ian Rowlands

Ian is a director and co-creator of arts and environment festivals, including the world’s largest whale festival. He also leads not-for-profit ocean communication organisation Incredible Oceans

Nina Seale

Nina is a conservation writer and social media specialist working for Synchronicity Earth and Conservation Optimism

Cheli Sinclair

Cheli is the Director of Conservation Optimism

Devi Singh

Devi curates exhibitions for art galleries and has co-ordinated musicians and performers for festivals and concerts

Dr Georgie Sowman

Dr Georgie Sowman is a GP in the North East with an interest in Planetary Health , physical activity , and sustainable healthcare

Sarah Staunton Lamb

Sarah is Senior Learning and Engagement Manager for Earthwatch Europe

Ellen Tout

Ellen is the Eco Living Editor for Psychologies magazine

Ralph Underhill

Ralph runs the communications consultancy Framing Matters

Adam Vaughan

Adam is chief reporter at New Scientist, where he regularly reports on environment stories for the magazine’s news, features and podcasts

Savita Willmott

Savita is Chief Executive at the Natural History Consortium

Alison Young

Alison is the Co-Director of Citizen Science at the California Academy of Sciences, and co-founder of the City Nature Challenge

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