Kirsty has worked as a professional ecologist since 1993, and joined BSG Ecology in November 2010 as Director of the Derbyshire office.
Kirsty’s specialist areas are Ecological Impact Assessment and the application of wildlife legislation and policy, Habitat Regulations Assessment, non-statutory nature conservation site systems and selection criteria, biodiversity action planning and partnership working. Kirsty also has significant experience in development control, minerals and strategic policy planning in relation to ecology including protected species. She has prepared ecology chapters for Environmental Statements and has appeared as an Expert Witness at two public inquiries.
Kirsty has worked on projects ranging from small scale nature conservation and research studies to major infrastructure projects, leading and co-ordinating the delivery of ecology surveys and services. She has considerable experience of working within multi-disciplinary consultant teams on large scale development work.
Prior to joining BSG Ecology, Kirsty led a team of ecologists at Golder Associates (UK) Ltd. Previous posts include Principal Ecologist (for ten years) at North Yorkshire County Council, Assistant Ecologist at Nottinghamshire County Council and Urban Conservation Officer with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust. Kirsty was also formerly a member of the Association of Local Government Ecologists (ALGE) and was involved at a national level for several years.