Dr Claire Feniuk

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For over a decade, Claire has worked on the interface between science, policy and practice and is passionate about translating robust research into evidence-based approaches to land management.

Claire has a background in ecology, completing a Masters in Biodiversity and Conservation at the University of Leeds. Her PhD in Conservation Science at the University of Cambridge was funded by Birdlife International and explored landscape-scale conservation strategies for over 100 species of birds, trees and sedges in Eastern Europe. She then worked in policy and advocacy for the RSPB (the UK’s BirdLife partner), with a focus on understanding the potential impact of Brexit on UK farmland biodiversity.

Since moving to Australia, Claire has spent five years working as an environmental consultant providing advice and analysis to government departments and agencies on a wide range of NRM projects across south-east Australia.

Claire now lives in the Otways with her young family. Drawn to the region’s wild and rugged natural landscapes, Claire is excited to work with the CEC to conserve this beautiful part of the world.