Internal Communications Focal Points

Our internal communications focal points act as a liaison between CCI partner organisations and the CCI team. They help develop a variety of CCI communications tools and take the lead in sharing CCI information within their own organisations.

Aiora Zabala
Doctoral student in the Environmental Economy and Policy Research Group, Department of Land Economy
I am finishing a thesis in the Department of Land Economy on adoption of silvopasture in the tropical forest frontier in Mexico. I am interested in understanding the reasons for the adoption of pro-...
Science Communications Executive, RSPB
I am the Science Communications Executive at the RSPB’s national headquarters. I develop, plan and support our conservation science communications. For example, I help bring science content together...
Director of Science, BTO
I provide strategic leadership and oversight of BTO science, which encompasses both monitoring and research. Our monitoring includes both volunteer-based and professional surveys to assess changes in...
UK Manager, Global Species Programme, IUCN
I am the UK Manager of IUCN's Global Species Programme. I recently moved to head IUCN's team in Cambridge after spending the last decade living and working in Madagascar. My early career focussed on...
Communications team, TRAFFIC
I am part of TRAFFFIC’s communications team at its Cambridge headquarters.  Formerly my job was mainly hands-on publications production, but I am now involved with communications more generally, and...
Dr David Coomes
Professor of Forest Ecology and Conservation, Department of Plant Sciences
I am head of the Forest Ecology and Conservation Group in the Department of Plant Sciences. My research aim is to gain a greater understanding of the ways that forests are changing, and the reasons...
Sarah Brooks
Assistant Programme Officer, Ecosystem Assessment, UNEP-WCMC
I have recently taken up a role managing communications for the Cambridge Conservation Forum, which aims to connect the diverse community of conservation practitioners and researchers working at...
Communications officer, Fauna & Flora International
I am one of three Communications Officers at Fauna & Flora International. My primary responsibilities are press relations, researching and writing news stories, and overseeing the production of...
Sue Patterson
PA to Director of Policy and Information, BirdLife International
I have been PA to the Director of Science, Policy and Information (Dr Leon Bennun) at BirdLife International for 6 years. This role includes providing secretarial support to Leon and the 3 Heads of...