Sophie has 16 years work experience in the field of biodiversity conservation, education and interpretation. Her master’s was in Environmental Policy and Management and she began her career in conservation and project management for Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust. However in the last 10 years, with a passion for effective, meaningful communication, the creative process and a lifelong interest in our natural environment, she has specialised in Interpretation.
She feels very fortunate to have gathered a range of invaluable experience having worked for eminent national and local institutions: the Natural History Museum; British Library, Barnes Wetland Centre; the National Trust; and Wildlife Trusts. Latterly Sophie was key in establishing the Darwin Centre, as one of only two Senior Interpretors, and then took on a temporary contract to open the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity (having helped develop the concept for the Centre),.
Sophie also dedicates part of her time to co-managing a community conservation project in Northern Mozambique called Mareja, which looks after 40,000 hectares of coastal forest, a Global Biodiversity Hotspot.
As a consultant Sophie support all stages of interpretation and creative project development, with a particular interest in research, strategy and concept development; facilitation; and creative interpretation methods.