Miriam is responsible for sourcing, editing and creating content for the BTO website, focussing on telling engaging stories through the Blog, Science Publication and Case Study pages. She also contributes to the strategic management of the website, working towards reaching new and more diverse audiences and improving accessibility.
Interests & Responsibilities
Miriam became interested in science communications during her degree and combined this with her love of birds in her research project. Despite reservations from her tutor that it wasn't 'proper science', she worked with Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science to investigate the public perception of a chough rewilding project in Jersey (Channel Islands), proving her tutor wrong with some snazzy statistics and graduating with a passion for teaching the world about science.
Since then she has worked as a science tutor for secondary school students with Additional Learning Needs, and as a Wildlife Recording Assistant for RSPB-led project Garnock Connections, as well as writing for several news publications about wildlife and nature.
She joined the BTO in 2022 as Website Editor, where she collaborates with staff from across the BTO, from scientists to information services, to ensure the website communicates our mission and work effectively. Miriam's pronouns are she/her.