Fiona Crouch, Natural England, Project Manager

Fiona Crouch

Natural England, Project Manager

Fiona joined Natural England in February 2020 as Project Manager for LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES, responsible for ensuring the project delivers, the funder’s requirements are satisfied, and the partnership is a working effectively together.

Fiona was formerly at Plymouth City Council where she was the Recreational Impacts Officer, and at the Marine Biological Association, working on citizen science and education projects and managing the EU-funded Sea Change project. Fiona also co-founded the European Marine Science Educators’ Association in 2011 to help promote Ocean Literacy across Europe. She has been scuba diving for more than 30 years and can often be found in her favourite local diving spots in and around Plymouth Sound.

Wendy Johnson

Wendy Johnson

Assistant Project Manager – Communications (part-time)

Wendy brings almost twenty years of experience as a communications professional to ReMEDIES, where she leads on press and publicity, digital communications, branding, publications and events.

Previous roles include press officer at the RSPB, promoting its flagship people engagement project Big Garden Birdwatch and helping to turn complex, scientific conservation issues into readable, meaningful stories. Wendy is also a freelance writer, published in titles including The Guardian, Coast and Birdwatching.

Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith

Finance Officer (part-time)

Rebecca is responsible for overseeing the financial management of ReMEDIES and reporting to our funder LIFE.

Rebecca has been with English Nature and Natural England since 2004 where she worked for a number of years as a Transport Policy Specialist. Since 2012, Rebecca has been involved in several of Natural England’s LIFE and Heritage Funding projects in both project roles (IPENS LIFE Programme Coordinator and the Interim Programme Manager for Back from the Brink) and more latterly in providing advice, guidance and support to all of Natural England’s LIFE projects. Rebecca was keen to join the ReMEDIES project team to get back into a project role and to learn more about our amazing marine environment.

Loveday Trinick, Education Officer

Loveday Trinick

Education Officer

Our full-time Education Officer Loveday, based within the Ocean Conservation Trust, inspires audiences with her creative, interactive learning sessions, resources and talks that help connect people with what goes on under the sea. With a background in marine science, Loveday has spent more than ten years working in conservation communications, specialising in delivering a range of educational experiences to audiences within a formal and informal setting. Whether engaging with a group of school children on the beach or academic groups at conferences, Loveday aims to inspire an optimistic attitude for the future of our planet.

Visit our ‘learn with us’ page to find out more about ReMEDIES’ educational work.

Leah Iversen

Leah Brinch-Iversen

Cultivation Officer

Born and raised on the small island of Malta, Leah has always had a close connection and strong appreciation for the sea, having learned to scuba dive at a young age. Prior to joining the LIFE Recreation ReMEDIES team, Leah completed her MSc degree in Marine Ecosystem Management at the University of St Andrews, focusing her research on estuarine habitats, while also working as a PADI and BSAC Scuba Diving Instructor.

As our Cultivation Officer, Leah combines her passion for seagrass restoration, knowledge of marine plant cultivation and experience in seagrass replanting with her extensive scuba diving background.