Seeking adventure and good stories to tell
I’m a fun, hard working animal geek. I have worked in academia, zoos, and international biodiversity conservation policy. Starting off in journalism, I have more recently moved to broadcasting and wildlife filmmaking. I have a broad knowledge of the natural world and how to make different styles of wildlife TV content, both on and off screen.
After a winter sports accident 10 years ago I became a wheelchair user. I’ve never let it hold me back, and I have proved that my disability is no barrier to my life nor my career.
Sept 2007- May 2008
MSC BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION
University of Leeds
Pass with Merit
Sept 1999 - June 2001
University of Edinburgh
Roles & Responsibilities
APRIL 2020 - PRESENT
WALK ON THE WILD SIDE
AP for the revival of WOTWS for multiple territories. Responsible for coordinating archive sourcing, writing editorial, checking compliance and managing the delivery of a package of 25 hours of NHU clips to clients across multiple global markets.
Jan 2019 - April 2020
Hectic role setting up and going on multiple international shoots for a new natural history factual entertainment show with blue chip filming. I worked with leading international academics, national parks, governmental agencies and stunt teams. Locations were often remote, included complex stunts and I was also heavily involved in the initial development and post-production.
Oct 2018 - Dec 2019
NATURAL HISTORY UNIT
Researcher for BBC and third party broadcasters - developing stories, writing treatments and and finding contributors across a range of genres. I gained a solid insight into trends within the BBC portfolio but also what is happening with SVOD, online and natural history content globally.
AP in Natural History and Factual Entertainment
Disabled Wildlife Filmmaker and Industry Advocate for Diversity
Willdife Presenter and Wildlife Expert