Lucy graduated from the University of Reading with a MSc in Species Identification and Survey Skills, which primarily focused on ecological consultancy. Lucy's background has a particular marine focus, in her early career she worked as a marine mammal researcher in East Africa and New Zealand.
Since joining ECOSA in 2016, Lucy has managed a variety of projects from small-scale homeowner redevelopments to medium-scale residential and commercial developments. She has experience of preparing a wide range of reports including Preliminary Ecological Appraisal Reports (PEARs) and Ecological Impact Assessments (EcIAs) as well as designing and implementing habitat creation, management and monitoring plans. She has applied for successful Natural England EPSM licence applications in respect of bats and has been an alternative named ecologist on a number of licences. Additionally, she has assisted principal ecologists with successful Natural England EPSM licence applications in respect of badger and hazel dormouse.
Lucy has experience in bat caring for grounded and injured individuals and has consequently handled a large number of UK bat species. She also has extensive experience in handling, sexing and aging hazel dormouse, identifying unusual nests and carrying out habitat management through having volunteered with People's Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) over a number of years. Lucy currently holds Natural England bat (Level 2), great crested newt and hazel dormouse licences (Level 1).
Outside of work, she is a busy mother and an advocate for children with disabilities. In her little free time, she enjoys creating nature inspired macrame pieces, baking and beachcombing.