As one of our Senior Ecologists, Jessica is experienced in specialist ecological surveys, reporting, design and implementation of mitigation strategies. Jessica previously worked as a research assistant for CSIRO in Queensland. Since joining the consultancy sector in 2014, Jessica has gained her Natural England Class Licence for great crested newts, Level 2 bat licence and FISC Level 4 for botanical survey. She has a good working knowledge of the planning system and legislation and plays a key role in project management and delivery from our Brighton office. She works on a range of development projects, including large scale residential, commercial and infrastructure sites. She is also involved in voluntary bat and dormouse surveys in Sussex and Surrey and is working towards her dormouse licence.