Come and join us for coffee and cake and career path discussion
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Location: BMS Conference room, Alfred Denny Building
Date: Tuesday 6 June 2017 (1-2 pm)
For Liverpool, York and CEH PhD students, we will live stream the talks and discussion via the Adobe Connect link https://sheffield.adobeconnect.com/accedtp/. You can virtually attend the session and ask your questions via the chat room.
Dr Natalie Cooper, Researcher at the Natural History Museum
Natalie Cooper got her PhD from Imperial College in 2009. I then did two postdocs in the USA and was an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland for three and a half years. In summer 2015 she started her position at the Natural History Museum London to work as
a Researcher. Her research focuses on broad-scale patterns of biodiversity and uses lots of different kinds of data, including fossils, phylogenies and museum specimens. Her job at the museum combines research with public outreach and collections projects. Website: nhcooper123.github.io .
Dr Alison Holt, Director of Natural Capital Solutions
Alison is an experienced research scientist with expertise in biodiversity and ecosystem services gained from an academic career spanning 17 years. She has worked as an academic and a consultant developing frameworks for applying the ecosystem services concept in agricultural and marine systems, with a particular interest in how it can inform decision-making for land and water management at catchment scales. She has also worked on modelling and mapping ecosystem services and biodiversity in urban ecosystems, and alternative ways of capturing the cultural values associated with natural capital. Alison has a range of interdisciplinary skills, particularly in statistical, social network, stakeholder analyses and GIS mapping. She has presented lectures, organised and ran workshops and conferences to exchange knowledge between a range of audiences from academic, policy, business and industry sectors. She is passionate about delivering sound scientific advice that is of practical use on the ground. Alison is a Visiting Researcher in the Animal and Plant Sciences Department at The University of Sheffield.
Dr Nicky Rivers, Living Landscape Development Manager at The Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust
Nicky Rivers undertook a BSc in Applied Environmental Biology at Manchester University (1994-98) with a year working for the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Banchory. She then worked on various zoology research projects for three years – the Kalahari Meerkat Project in South Africa, a superb fairy wren project in Australia, a red grouse project and the long-tailed tit project in the Animal and Plant Sciences Dept (APS) at the University of Sheffield. I then started a PhD in bat ecology at Leeds University but returned each winter to APS to undertake the genetics work for the project. She finished her PhD in 2005, published a couple of papers and worked in Ecological Consultancy for a while followed by a small environmental charity. Since 2007, she has been working for the Sheffield and Rotherham Wildlife Trust – first as the ‘South Yorkshire Biodiversity Coordinator’ working for various conservation partners and now as the ‘Living Landscape Development Manager’. Her role involves project development as well as policy, advocacy and campaigning work.