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Olivia Pilmore-Bedford

Communications Officer, Borneo Nature Foundation International

In 2021, I was appointed as International Communications Officer for the Borneo Nature Foundation (BNF), having recently completed a PGCE in Secondary Science.

I embarked on a PGCE to develop my public engagement and science communication skills, working with children across a variety of age groups and settings. However, I missed having a more practical grounding in conservation and am delighted to be a part of BNF’s environmental protection efforts.

My academic research has largely focused on primate social behaviour and responses to anthropogenic disturbance, for which I conducted field studies in Madagascar and Kenya as part of my MRes and BSc degrees. Broadly, I am interested in community science, primate behavioural ecology, animal societies, human-wildlife conflict, conservation policy, and environmental education.

At BNF, I am responsible for media outputs, report-writing and supporting the implementation of our Global Outreach Strategy.


Timeline
2021 - present: Communications Officer, Borneo Nature Foundation International

2020 - 2021: PGCE Secondary Science, University of Nottingham

2019 - 2020: MRes Wildlife Conservation, University of Southampton

2016 - 2019: BSc Biology (Hons), University of Nottingham
2015 - 2016: BA English (1 year), University of Nottingham