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Other Work Experience


Aug. 2003 - June 2006 Somerfield Wimborne (Formerly Safeway), Wimborne, Dorset
Customer Service Supervisor (part-time)
July 1998 - Sept. 1998

Institute of Freshwater Ecology, Rivers Laboratory, Dorset.

Research and Development of Coastal/Littoral Habitat Survey

July- November 1997

Institute of Freshwater Ecology Rivers Laboratory, Dorset.

River Habitat Survey: Accredited Surveyor; Fieldwork and Data entry

May 1996 - Sept. 1996

West Dorset District Council, Engineering Division, Lyme Regis Coastal Section

M.Sc. CZM Industrial Placement (full-time) Project research and consultation

1989 to 1998

Safeway PLC (Ferndown and Wimborne)

Vacation work (part-time) Customer Service and Checkout Assistant

  • Award for Customer Service (Bronze Merit) - 1996
March 1998 Ongoing

Natural England Green Team (Dorset)

Practical Conservation tasks on Dorset's Nature Reserves

Nov. 2002 - May 2005

CEH Dorset, Winfrith Technology Centre, Dorchester, Dorset. DT2 8ZD

GIS and aerial photographic image formatting

May 2003

St. Osmunds Middle School, Dorchester, Dorset

Volunteer - residential fieldtrip to Aigas Field Centre, Inverness, Scotland

Feb. 1998 - March 2000

CoastNet (Bournemouth University)

Database Management

Key Skills
  • Communication - Lectures (Bournemouth University 2004/05), presentations (BSRG 1999, 2000), poster design (Environmental Change 2001), report writing (PhD Thesis, Environment Agency, MSc Dissertation), amateur theatre, plus listening skills.
  • Team-work - Conservation Science Lab and Technical Services team, Research Council's Graduate School, English Nature Green Team and amateur theatre
  • Leadership - Lecturer (Bournemouth University); River Habitat Survey (RHS) Team Leader (Institute of Freshwater Ecology); Customer Service Supervisor (Safeway/Somerfield)
  • Practical - 3D LASER scanning - including Stonehenge, Wilts. and Charmouth Cliffs, Dorset; PhD fieldwork; RHS fieldwork; Conservation tasks (English Nature Green Team).
  • Computer Literacy - Cyclone (LASER scanner software), ArcGIS, Surfer, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Freehand 10, and Internet.
  • Research & Development - Coastal Habitat Survey (CHS): Institute of Freshwater Ecology
  • Project Planning - PhD: Fieldwork regimes, MSc: Dissertation and Consultancy Project, BSc: Independent Mapping Project.
  • Flexibility - Various roles: Lecturer, Fieldwork Demonstrator, Research Technician, student Demonstrator (PhD), RHS Surveyor
  • Organisational - Preparation of Field Equipment Demonstrations; Lecture preparation and marking; River Habitat Survey
  • Time Management - Report writing to strict deadlines: CHS report, MSc Dissertation.
  • Data Collection - PhD Fieldwork, MSc Placement, BSc fieldwork, River Habitat Survey (IFE)
  • Networking - Key contacts: English Nature, Environment Agency, CoastNET, Crown Estate, Solent Regional Geology Group.
Other Information
  • Clean UK Driving Licence - held since August 1990
  • Post-Graduate demonstrator and field assistant (University 1999-2002)
  • Geology Club Equipment Officer (University 1993-1994)
  • Enjoy painting, photography, amateur theatre, cycling and practical conservation work.
Referees - available upon request via e-mail.