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Smith, Helen

Helen Smith completed her PhD in plant ecology at UEA and undertook post-doctoral research in conservation management at Oxford University. Her career took an unexpected turn in 1991 when she moved to live on the edge of Redgrave & Lopham Fen and met her new neighbours – the large, lovely and all-too-exclusive raft spiders. It was love at first sight and she has led the conservation programme for the species ever since. This has successfully established new populations in Broadland and turned her kitchen into a rearing facility for thousands of spiderlings. Currently president of the British Arachnological Society, she now takes all 660+ species of UK spiders under her wing. Her local valley fens have inspired her other passion, the Little Ouse Headwaters Project; this grass-roots movement has restored and reunited many of the area’s fragmented valley fens.

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2015, 8Hullo Creative
Smith, Jos

Helen Smith completed her PhD in plant ecology at UEA and undertook post-doctoral research in conservation management at Oxford University. Her career took an unexpected turn in 1991 when she moved to live on the edge of Redgrave & Lopham Fen and met her new neighbours – the large, lovely and all-too-exclusive raft spiders. It was love at first sight and she has led the conservation programme for the species ever since. This has successfully established new populations in Broadland and turned her kitchen into a rearing facility for thousands of spiderlings. Currently president of the British Arachnological Society, she now takes all 660+ species of UK spiders under her wing. Her local valley fens have inspired her other passion, the Little Ouse Headwaters Project; this grass-roots movement has restored and reunited many of the area’s fragmented valley fens.

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2015, 8, 2018Hullo Creative
Smith, Toby

Toby Smith is based in Cambridge and works internationally on projects concerning landscape, environment, industry and science. He graduated with a Masters in Contemporary Photography from London College of Communication in 2008 and is the Artist in Residence of the University of Cambridge Conservation Research Insititute for 2015/16. His work is exhibited internationally and editorial clients include National GeographicThe Sunday Times MagazineTIMEFortuneThe New York Times and The Guardian. Broadcast credits include the BBC Natural History Unit, Al Jazeera, Sky News, BBC Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. Notable projects include studies of hydroelectricity and landscape in Scotland, renewable energy technology across China and India, and illegal logging and mining in Madagascar.

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2015, 8Hullo Creative
Stevens, Lucy

Lucy Stevens is a sound and visual artist inspired by bird behaviour; in particular bird vocalisation, identification and conservation. She records birdsong in order to identify birds and visualise their songs via printmaking techniques and graphic illustration. Her work has been exhibited locally, as well as France and Sweden as part of artist residencies and commissions. In 2014 she was funded by Arts Council England to collaborate with musicians to create a vinyl EP, record sleeve and lyric book inspired by birdsong. In 2013 she recorded birdsong in Sweden and interpreted the sounds through monoprint, to be exhibited at Nottingham Trent University. Her involvement in a citizen science project with Cornell Lab of Ornithology, to explore why pigeons exist in a variety of colour morphs, resulted in the creation of two digital illustrations – both receiving award nominations.
www.lucystevens.co.uk

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8Hullo Creative
Sutherland, Bill

William Sutherland holds the Miriam Rothschild Chair in Conservation Biology at the University of Cambridge. He has research interests in ecology, conservation and policy-making, and has written or edited ten books and over 400 scientific papers. Having created the OUP series, Techniques in Ecology and Conservation, and the journals Conservation Letters and Conservation Evidence, he set up a gratisscheme to distribute conservation books to students in developing countries. He has been awarded Marsh Awards for Ecology, and for Conservation Biology, and the Scientific Medal of ZSL. He is President of the British Ecological Society, on the Science Strategy Committee of Natural England, and the Advisory Committee of Synchronicity Earth. He is particularly interested in developing links between science and practice including the process of routine horizon scanning, the use of evidence-based conservation such as through the website Conservation Evidence, and as an Associate Fellow of the Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy.

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2014, 8Hullo Creative
Tew, Tom

Tom Tew is Chief Executive of the Environment Bank, a company trying to improve environmental accounting (and accountability) in the current UK planning system leading, hopefully, to a better understanding of the scale of current habitat loss and some major habitat creation projects in return. For his sins, Tom spent over 20 years in the public sector as a nature conservationist, leading teams and programmes at local, regional, national and international scales. His previous roles include Head of the UK CITES Scientific Authority at the JNCC, Area, Regional and National Director at English Nature and Chief Scientist at Natural England. He was a member of Sir John Lawton’s Making Space for Nature panel. As well as the Environment Bank, Tom is the Chairman of the Vincent Wildlife Trust – a mammal conservation charity focusing on horseshoe bats and pine martens, and is a Trustee and Board Member of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the National Heritage Memorial Fund and the HLF West Midlands Committee.

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8Hullo Creative
Toms, Mike

Mike Toms is an Associate Director at the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO), responsible for science communication. Much of his work is geared towards public engagement in ‘Citizen Science’, delivering quality research through networks of keen amateurs. He has been with the BTO since 1994 and has also worked on owls, bird migration, monitoring methods and mammals (amongst others) during his time with the organisation. Mike sees a real need for scientists to communicate the results of their work in ways that engage more effectively with a wider audience. With an artistic background, he also seeks to promote experiences of the natural world, adding context to the rather dry and often formal outputs of the scientific community. Mike is a regular contributor to BBC Wildlife magazine, a columnist for the Eastern Daily Press and author of several books, including the Collins New Naturalist volume on owls.
Blog: www.in-the-countryside.blogspot.com   Twitter feed: @miketoms

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2009, 2014, 2015, 2016, 8Hullo Creative
Tuulikki, Hanna

Hanna Tuulikki is an Edinburgh-based artist, composer and performer, working primarily with voice and gesture, to create site-specific performances that unearth an essential relationship with the lore of places. Photography, film, drawing, text, and visual-scores extend the work. Her largest project to date, Air falbh leis na h-eòin | Away with the Birds (2010–2015) investigates the mimesis of birds in Scottish Gaelic song – the vocal composition was performed in the harbour on the Isle of Canna as part of the Glasgow 2014 Cultural Programme, and launched as a digital work with the SPACE in 2015. Other recent works include Women of the Hill (2015) commissioned by ATLAS arts on the Isle of Skye, and SING SIGN: a close duet (2015) commissioned by Edinburgh Art Festival.

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2010, 8Hullo Creative
Tyson, Esther

Esther Tyson is an English painter inspired by the natural world. She has been working as a painter since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2003. Esther has been involved in numerous projects worldwide, the most recent of which was in Senegal, West Africa, where she was invited by the BTO to portray the people, landscape and birds on migration. Back on her local patch she finds much inspiration throughout the South Derbyshire countryside and, closer to home, a never ending stream of birds visit the feeder hanging outside her window. She says: ‘Watching Goldfinch on the feeder outside my window I note the colour, pattern, shape, their movement and behaviour. These observations inform the marks I make, every subject commanding an individual response.’

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2011, 2012, 2016, 8Hullo Creative
Vickery, Juliet

Juliet Vickery enjoyed research posts at Scottish Natural Heritage, the University of Edinburgh and the British Trust for Ornithology, following a PhD at Oxford and a Post doc at the University of East Anglia. She moved to her current position of Head of the International Research section in the Centre for Conservation Science at the RSPB in 2009. Working with, and building the capacity of, in-country BirdLife partners, the section is responsible for research that underpins the conservation of threatened sites, species and habitats throughout the world. Her own personal interests include the conservation of Afro-Palaearctic migrant birds, the impact of agriculture on biodiversity, and the impact of invasive non-native species on the island ecosystems of UK Overseas Territories. Juliet has authored/co-authored over 90 scientific publications and is one of the regular contributors to British Wildlife Magazine. She is chair of the Public and Policy Committee of the British Ecological Society and a member of the Government’s Darwin Expert Committee.

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2014, 8Hullo Creative
Faye Vogley

Faye Vogely Faye is a behavioural ecologist whose research has looked at our own and other species’ evolution and behaviour. After years of working as a field biologist, she now focuses her efforts on building a bridge between the scientific community and general public through effective communication. She currently works for the British Trust for Ornithology as their Social Media Manager.

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2014, 8, 2018Hullo Creative
Wainwright, Martin

Martin Wainwright retired from the Guardian in 2013 after 37 years, the last 18 as Northern Editor. He has edited four collections of Guardian Country Diaries and writes a blog about moths. His enthusiasm for wildlife and the countryside was triggered in his native Leeds by the late John Armitage, curator of natural history at the city museum, nature columnist for the Daily Mirror, expert forger of stamps (for amusement not gain) and kindly patron of the young.

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2014, 8Hullo Creative