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Curriculum Leader Higher Education Fish, Conservation and Game Management

Areas of Teaching Expertise
Ecology and Management of Habitats (with a particular interest in the farmed environment and associated species), Species Identification, Legislation and Policies

About Me
Before joining Sparsholt College I worked in the industry in a variety of roles in Wildlife Management and Agriculture including Wildlife Warden for the National Trust and Farm Conservation Advisor for the Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group. My role at Sparsholt has evolved over time and currently I am course tutor for the BSc / FdSc Wildlife Ecology and Conservation; I also work extensively in the industry and am involved with the South East Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group Association as an Independent Farm Conservation Consultant. There are a number of other roles that I currently hold including External Examiner at Plymouth University, Duchy College and LANTRA Environmental Conservation and Game and Wildlife Industry Panels. I hold a PGCE and BSc (Hons) in Rural Resource Development with a specialism of Wildlife and Landscape Conservation.

Activities

  • Course Tutor BSc and FdSc Wildlife Ecology and Conservation
  • Unit coordinator for Applied Practical Skills, Conservation Land Management, Land Use Policies and Law and Species Identification Skills
  • Member of the South East Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group Association
  • External Examiner Plymouth University – Duchy College
  • LANTRA Environmental Conservation and Game and Wildlife Industry Panels
  • Independent Farm Conservation Consultant – Advice, Farm Conservation Management Plans & Grant Applications
  • Author of units for Edexcel Countryside Management Levels 3, 4 and 5

Qualifications

  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education – Portsmouth University
  • BSc. (Hons) Rural Resource Development – Specialism: Wildlife and Landscape Conservation – Writtle College, Essex / Anglia University
  • BTEC National Diploma Game and Wildlife
  • BASIS – FACTS Fertiliser Advisers Certificate and Conservation Management