I am the Director of the Mull based charity, Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust (HWDT) and have been working in marine mammal conservation in the UK for the past 10 years. I began working with WDC in the Moray Firth, in the early days of the brilliant Shorewatch project, then I set up the first community engagement project for ORCA in North East England.
At HWDT I oversee the charity's many conservation, education and community-based programmes; most recently spearheading the creation of the spectacular new Hebridean Whale Trail on the west coast of Scotland. My main interest is in community engagement and citizen science projects and I am passionate about connecting people and environment together through stories and wildlife experiences. At home in the sea, I am also a keen cold water swimmer.