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Sarah Hobbs

Personal statement

Sarah's background is in ecology and community engagement and her research interests combine the two via community participation and citizen science.

After completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Leeds, Sarah worked in environmental education and ecological consultancy working with protected species in the UK. She went on to a PhD which formed part of the Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) project and explored motivations for participation in biodiversity recording schemes and urban hedgehog habitat use. 

Before joining Bath Spa, Sarah worked for wildlife charities and local authorities on community based biodiversity projects alongside freelance ecological consultancy, and GIS mapping.

Outside of academia, Sarah has recently illustrated two published books as well as two series of charity greetings cards.

Academic qualifications

  • BSc (Hons) Zoology (International) - University of Leeds
  • PhD - University of York

Professional memberships

  • Full member - Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (MCIEEM)
  • Member - British Ecological Society (BES)

Other external roles

  • Ecological consultant (EPS licence holder for great crested newts and dormice)
  • GIS mapping specialist
  • Illustration

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