Sean joined EMEC Ecology in 2003. He graduated from The University of East Anglia in the mid 70’s with a degree in Biological Sciences and went on to complete a p/g Cert. Ed. at Keswick Hall College in Norwich. After this a 15 year full-time career in various secondary schools, teaching science up to A-level (biology/chemistry), followed by 10 years part-time teaching and part-time ecology work. After completing a Master’s degree in Ecology and Environmental Management at the University of Nottingham in 1999, Sean gained further ecological consultancy experience in North Wales, followed by a year working as a Conservation Officer with Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust before joining EMEC Ecology full-time in 2003.
Sean is primarily responsible for bat survey and mitigation advice (including applications for European Protected Species licences with respect to bats). As well as being a licenced bat surveyor, he is also ‘registered consultant’ RC112 for obtaining ‘low impact’ Bat Mitigation Class Licences (BMCL). He is also highly experienced in botanical survey and management planning and has over fifteen years experience of professional ecological work. This includes upland vegetation surveys in the Mourne Mountains and seabird surveys on the west coast of Scotland and Shetland. Sean is also licensed to survey for great crested newts and white-clawed crayfish.