Head of Biology

BSc (Hons) Environmental Conservation (Bangor University), First Aid at Work and Level 3 Award in Education & Training

I’ve always had a love for the great outdoors, spending as much time as possible outside when growing up and making the most of being close to the Peak District. From a young age I was involved in Scouting and would regularly get out and about walking in the Peaks, Snowdonia, the Yorkshire Dales and Moors and even went to the Romanian mountains. It was this love of being outside that led me to study BSc Environmental Conservation at Bangor University.

While at university, I chose to complete a placement year and was given the opportunity to work at Cranedale for most of the year assisting the tutor team. I also had the opportunity to spend a few months at the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust in Jersey, talking to members of the public about the importance of conservation. At the end of the year when I went back to university, I decided I enjoyed my placement here at Cranedale so much that I wanted to come back after graduating and re-join the tutor team!

In my time away from work I still love to spend my days outdoors, camping and walking, with most weekends spent with a trip to the coast – its almost impossible to get fed up of the stunning views right on our doorstep.