Kirsty has worked in ecological consultancy since 2013 and joined BSG ecology in March 2020. She has worked on behalf of clients in the local authority, residential and commercial development, minerals extraction, utilities, waste and energy sectors.
She has undertaken ecological assessments to inform a variety of schemes, and is experienced in producing technical reports and Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIA). She is familiar with current legislation and planning policy, and negotiates with regulators and consultees to derive practical mitigation methods to minimise impact to protected species and habitats.
Kirsty has experience of leading Phase 1 habitat assessments, protected species presence/likely absence surveys, population assessments and post-development monitoring. Kirsty holds licences to survey bats and great crested newts in England and Wales and is working towards achieving her dormouse licence.
Kirsty holds a Master of Zoology degree from Bangor University, which included a research project conducted in combination with the €2 million, multi-agency partnership investigation, The Celtic Sea Trout Project, studying brown trout life history and ecology in UK Rivers.
In her spare time Kirsty volunteers with Gwent Wildlife Trust contributing to the Trusts Nest Box Monitoring Project as part of the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) Nest Record Scheme