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Wildcat Learning

Outdoor Learning that Makes a Difference

About Us

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I am passionate about using my experience and knowledge of the

outdoors to help people fulfil their potential.

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What makes me tick

As a child, I spent hours exploring, climbing trees and becoming increasingly fascinated by the diversity and detail of the natural world. 

I studied Zoology and completed a PhD in Evolutionary Ecology at the University of Cambridge, studying the natural world in Montserrat, Israel, Australia and Scotland.  I discovered a love of sharing my knowledge with others, tutoring students, before moving into Outdoor and Environmental Education as an Outdoor Pursuits Instructor. 

As part of my role, I developed Outdoor Education programmes, including partnerships with the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, John Muir Trust and National Trust for Scotland.

A family move brought me to the North East of England, where I spent several years working as a Higher Level Teaching Assistant, before developing Wildcat Learning to focus on my work as an Outdoor Learning Practitioner, Consultant and Trainer.

I am passionate about the benefits of being outside for learning, for mental health, for personal development and for joy!

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Qualifications and Experience

  • ​BA (Hons) First Class Natural Sciences, Cambridge

  • PhD Evolutionary Ecology, Cambridge

  • Level 3 Forest School Practitioner

  • Up to date Paediatric and Outdoor First Aid qualifications

  • 15 years experience in the Outdoor Education sector

  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant

  • Experience working for RSPB, Countryside Council of Wales

  • John Muir Trust Award Provider

  • ITC First Centre

  • Past or current partnerships with John Muir Trust, Duke of Edinburgh's Award 

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