Scott is Senior Catchment Manager at the Trent Rivers Trust and has always been passionate about natural history, wildlife and conservation – particularly anything wet. He has a long-standing relationship with the Wildlife Trust movement, joining Cheshire Wildlife Trust as a “Wildlife Watch” member in his youth, then volunteering with them after leaving school. Following his PhD in climate change ecology, his career path has seen him hold positions in private, public and charitable sectors – with conservation remaining the thread throughout.
Scott has a broad ecological knowledge but is specialised in aquatic ecology and was previously Living Rivers Programme Manager at Derbyshire Wildlife Trust, overseeing the conservation and recovery of rivers across the county. His current role sees him develop landscape-scale restoration projects to help deliver improvements in biodiversity, water quality and ecosystem processes. He is a firm advocate in restoring natural processes – particularly within rivers.
When not paddling and poking around in streams for work purposes, Scott can be found paddling and poking around in streams in his spare time with his partner and two small girls. Scott is a firm believer in ensuring good access to “blue” and “green” space – whether it’s an urban or rural environment – allowing everyone to have that connectivity with nature and wildlife that inspired him as a child.