Our Team

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Our Team

Clifton Bain - Director

Clifton Bain is the Director of the IUCN UK Peatland Programme, based in Edinburgh, which is raising awareness of the multiple benefits of peatlands.

Currently on secondment from RSPB, Clifton is a Zoology graduate of Aberdeen University with over 25 years experience in wildlife conservation. For the last ten years has been based in the RSPB Scotland headquarters, in Edinburgh, as senior policy officer, covering biodiversity and climate change advocacy. 


Emma Goodyer - Programme Manager

Emma Goodyer, Programme ManagerPeatland ecosystems have been a major focus for Emma since 2009 when she studied for a PhD, during which she investigated the drivers of community structure of a group of green algae (desmids) in intact and restored blanket bog habitats. She then went on to work as a wetland ecologist, predominantly in Scotland, for Scotland's environmental regulator (SEPA). During her time with SEPA, Emma advised on the environmental impacts of developments on wetlands, as well as drafting policy and guidance to support wetland protection.

 
Emma is enjoying being part of the broad and applied nature of the work that the IUCN UK PP delivers. Her main focus is on the translation of scientific evidence to policy and conservation guidance, as well as managing the  day-to-day running of the programme.


Jillian Hoy - Peatland Code Co-ordinator

Jillian Hoy, Peatland Code CoordinatorBefore moving to the IUCN UK PP, Jillian was employed by Acoura Ltd, a certification body specialising in food, agriculture and the environment. During her time there, Jillian managed the delivery of a number of certification schemes including the Woodland Carbon Code.

Previously Jillian studied for a BSc Ecological Science (Environmental Science) and has just completed an MSc Forest Ecosystem Management. 

 


Sarah Proctor - Communications Manager

Sarah Proctor, Communications ManagerSarah joined the IUCN UK PP from Moors for the Future Partnership where she worked as a Science Project Manager, most recently on the award winning Community Science project.

Sarah has field research experience in Sumatra, Madagascar and the UK which she gained after completing her Master of Research in Ecology and Environmental Management at the University of York. Sarah is delighted to be part of the IUCN UK PP team and is focussed on promoting education, communication and public engagement to ensure long-term conservation outcomes. 

 

 

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