Colm is seconded to his role at Nature North. He is a Reader at Liverpool John Moores University and expert in embedding Natural Capital approach within policy and decision making. At Nature North he leads the work, alongside the team, partners and steering group to develop the Nature North Investable Propositions and an Investment Strategy for Nature in the north of England. Outside of Nature North he sits on a number of environmental policy groups and chairs the Liverpool City Region Natural Capital Working Group a subgroup of the Local Nature Partnership Nature Connected.
Steph has a broad experience encompassing a range of roles within HE and the environmental sector. At Nature North, she is responsible for supporting the development of key project outputs alongside the Development Manager, the wider Nature North team and partners. She has previously co-ordinated and delivered a range of projects for the RSPB, The Mersey Forest and The University of Manchester. Steph is a qualified teacher with a BSc in Environmental Science, she is passionate about nature and collaborative working.
For most of the working week Mandy works as Engagement Officer at Northumberland National Park, based at The Sill on Hadrian’s Wall. In addition to leading on health and wellbeing projects and cultural activity designed to engage less represented audiences at Northumberland National Park, Mandy has a background in urban community farming. Passionate about revealing the benefits of nature to all, in her personal life she can be found running events in her local community orchard which she established with others in her home village Ovingham, in the beautiful Tyne Valley.
Emily Diamand is a researcher, writer, facilitator and campaigner with degrees in environmental science and sustainable agriculture. She has more than 20 years of experience working with environmental NGOs, and she led on evaluation and advocacy for the award-winning Northern Heartlands Great Place Scheme. She is a published author and Royal Literary Fund Fellow, with posts in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Leeds, and UHCW NHS Trust. She has led projects for the UKRI Landscape Decisions Programme using creative engagement as a means of raising underheard voices, and a Royal Geographical Society funded project exploring creative writing as a field research tool. She is also a successful grants fundraiser, and she lives in North Yorkshire.
Lindsey has worked in various settings, most recently as a Programme Manager in the Arts sector at venues in the North of England. She is a current serving Trustee for The Atkinson in Southport where she enjoys collaborative working on non-programming related issues such as funding, supporting community projects, development strategy and engagement. Returning to education and completing an Access to Science course reignited a passion for the natural world, and so Lindsey is continuing her studies with the Open University, working towards a degree in Biology and has joined the Nature North team as Administrator.