Simon is Environment Engagement Lead at Nature Positive.
Session: Motivations and how people make decisions
Strand: Social science
Where: M Shed, Bristol
When: 11:00 – 11:45, Tuesday 14th November 2023
Simon grew up fascinated by the natural world, catching minnows in the Thames and photographing butterflies in Richmond Park. After a biology degree, he got a job as Education Officer at Bristol Zoo, and by the time he left 32 years later he had become Head of Public Engagement across the Society’s two sites, with a large team doing engagement of all types. He became fascinated by the possibility of achieving conservation outcomes through people – encouraging and enabling wildlife-positive social change. This included developing and delivering masters degree modules on ‘Communication for Conservation’ in conjunction with UWE Bristol.
Simon was also actively engaged with the Natural History Consortium, serving on the steering group and Communicate committee, and attending every main Communicate conference since the first one in 2004. Simon now works for Nature Positive, a consultancy working with businesses large and small, assessing their impact on nature and working with them to make it positive… social change for nature at the sharp end!