Heidi manages the Marine Biological Association’s consultancy services. She has over 16 years’ experience in marine environmental science and professional consultancy and she has substantial knowledge of ecology and the impacts that may arise from human activities in coastal and marine environments.
Heidi’s consultancy experience includes managing a wide range of projects and she has gained substantial experience of the requirements of managers and decision makers. She has developed a number of risk and sensitivity assessment methodologies and has a thorough understanding of human activities and activity-pressure frameworks. Her work at the MBA has included the production of over 90 reviews of biotope sensitivity (available on-line) to support the management and of UK marine and coastal habitats. She has also been involved in impact assessments to support Habitat Regulations Assessments (HRA), Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA). Heidi has also has particular interest in the structure and functioning of marine ecosystems which has led to her involvement in projects on marine ecosystem services and natural capital.
Heidi and the MBA consultancy team are always interested in discussing potential work and also welcome enquiries for collaborative research and consultancy projects.The consultancy team work with other member of the MBA including the RV Sepia, the data team and individual research groups to deliver projects and maintain a network of suitable qualified subcontractors.