Look who's talking: Speaker Biographies


Find our more about the Chairs and Speakers at Communicate 2019: Riding Waves, Changing Worlds

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Drew Bennellick

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

Richard Benwell

Chief Executive of Wildlife and Countryside Link, England’s largest coalition of environmental NGOs

Emily Brough

Volunteering and Participation Consultant with the National Trust in Northern Ireland

Hayley Coristine

Freelance Communication Specialist

Vybarr Cregan-Reid

Academic, Broadcaster and Author of ‘Primate Change: How the World We Made is Remaking Us’

Derren Cresswell

Research Fellow in Public Engagement at University of Birmingham

Laura Fogg-Rogers

Lecturer and researcher in Science Communication at UWE Bristol. Laura manages the communications for the EU environmental project ClairCity

Esther Foreman

Founder and CEO of the Social Change Agency

Naomi Fuller

Communications and Marketing Manager at Avon Wildlife Trust

Caroline Hickman

Lecturer at the University of Bath and member of the Climate Psychology Alliance (CPA) Executive Committee

Jonnie Hughes

Producer and Director at Silverback Films

Doug Hulyer

Independent advisor to the heritage and environmental sectors

Clare James

Head of Partnerships & Engagement at Techniquest

Verity Jones

Senior Lecturer of Education at the University of the West of England

Zion Lights

Spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion UK and Editor of the XR UK newspaper The Hourglass

Katie Major

Conservation Psychologist and Campaigns Manager at Bristol Zoological Society

Kris De Meyer

Visiting research fellow in neuroscience at King’s College London.

Erinma Ochu

Digital Society Fellow, University of Reading and Lecturer, Scicomm, University of Salford

Diana Pound

Director of Dialogue Matters and a professional Stakeholder Dialogue designer, facilitator, trainer and adviser

Trewin Restorick

Founder and CEO of the award-winning charity Hubbub UK

John Rose

Wales Director of The National Lottery Community Fund

Kathryn Perera

Director at NHS Horizons

Tim Scoones

Freelance consultant with Blue Marine Foundation and the Great British Oceans coalition and former Executive Producer at the BBC Natural History Unit

Matt Shardlow

Chief Executive of Buglife

Mark Simpson

Head of Content at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust

Jenny Thatcher

Youth and Families Manager at Friends of the Earth England, Wales and Northern Ireland

Mike Toms

Mike Toms is Head of Communications at the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)

Robin Webster

Senior Climate Change Engagement Strategist at Climate Outreach

Bridget Williams

Research Director in the Ipsos MORI Social Research Institute

Simon Garrett

Simon is Head of Public Engagement at Bristol Zoological Society

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