Alice joined EMEC in September 2020, after returning from a two-year career break in Canada where she worked as a field technician at several bird observatories. Prior to her work abroad, Alice held a graduate ecologist role at a multi-disciplinary consultancy for three years, after graduating from the University of Leeds with an MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation. Alice holds Natural England Class Licenses for bats and great crested newt, and has experience of Phase 1 Habitat surveys and a range of protected species surveys, including bats, great crested newts, badger, water voles and birds. Alice also has experience conducting Biodiversity Impact Assessments to achieve 10% net gain using UK Habitat Classification and the DEFRA Metric.