Environmental Evidence

Environmental Evidence

  • Evidence strategy and culture development.
  • Quality assurance and peer review.
  • Research application assessment.
  • Evidence synthesis
  • Defining research needs and priorities.
  • Specialist in nature conservation evidence. 


“It is critical that decision making and management action is informed by evidence and research. Monitoring is fundamental and is more insightful when supplemented by innovative approaches.  Crucially actions need to be targeted by evidence to identify the biggest environmental gain. Equally research can open up new ways of looking at things and increase our understanding of ecological complexities…” Extract from opening remarks for Aberystwyth University Water Quality & Biodiversity Research Event at Senedd, Cardiff, 6 June 2024. 

Catherine had a leading role in the development of evidence strategy and culture at Natural Resources Wales, including Manager of the Evidence Analysis Group (2014-2019).  

She has also received UK CEH training on evidence synthesis to inform policy and business decision-making (2021).

She has extensive experience in the production of papers for the scientific literature and acts as a reviewer for a range of journals and organisations. 

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