I have loved animals since I was a fledgling and today I'm a passionate conservation communicator with more than 20 years’ publishing experience in both commercial and charity magazines. I am busy helping to tell the stories that make a difference to our planet (so if I don't answer your email, I am probably in Africa!)
TELLING STORIES THAT MATTER
I was the Editor of BBC Wildlife Magazine in Bristol for nearly 10 years, piloting the title through dramatic changes in an increasingly challenging market. I turned around dwindling newsstand sales, launched the magazine's website and podcasts, and oversaw the shift from film to digital photography.
During this time, I helped co-manage and judge the Natural History Museum’s prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition. I have also served on the juries of (almost!) every other natural history photo competition in the world, including the World Press Photo Award (details here).
I now help leading conservation charities to improve supporter engagement and loyalty through the power of visual storytelling. I am honoured to provide my services as a Consultant Editor to the following charities, helping them to transform their loyalty communications into powerful voices for their brand values, and improve supporter engagement and loyalty through the power of visual storytelling:
Natural History Museum (July–today) evolve magazine
WWF-UK (2014–today) Action and Impact and
kids' mag Go Wild
The Wildlife Trusts (2018–today) Natural World
London Wildlife Trust (2019–today) Wild London
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust (WWT) (2016–today)
RSPB (2013–2014) Nature's Home (previously Birds)
Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF) Namibia (2015)
Secret World Wildlife Rescue (2014)
People's Trust for Endangered Species (2001–2003)
Since 2015, I have contributed to the California Academy of Science’s digital natural history website, bioGraphic.com, as a Contributing Photo Editor and feature writer. I also developed the original concept behind the promising but sadly short-lived BBC Earth Magazine.
Between 2015 and 2018, I helped Prince Harry’s charity Rhino Conservation Botswana (RCB) to establish itself in the international conservation arena. As Communications Director, I created a strong brand identity, built a beautiful and immersive website and produced inspiring literature and grew a global community of donors and partners for its mission to give wild rhinos a future in Botswana. It was my goal to help this small charity to punch above its weight, and I achieved this goal by developing a community programme that will support local people to live with wildlife, setting the highest standards of supporter care, and building the foundations of a secure financial future.
As an Advisor to Wildscreen in Bristol, I helped launch the Festival’s first Photo Story Panda Award in 2018, chaired the prestigious jury of leading conservation photojournalists, and contributed to a new direction for the photographic side of the Festival.
After achieving a first-class degree in anthropology at UCL,
I joined Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU) where I spent several years recording badger behaviour and vocalisations at the sett.
SOME OF THE MAGAZINES I HAVE WORKED ON: