I work in London as the press officer for the International Institute for Environment and Development
. As a former journalist (news editor of SciDev.Net
) and former scientist (doctorate in rain forest ecology), I am interested in ways of improving the communication of research findings that are relevant to public policy in general and sustainable development in particular. I set up the Research and Media Network for journalists, science communicators and researchers to share information, contacts and opportunities. I am also a freelance illustrator, most recently of the zoology textbook Extraordinary Animals
by Ross Piper. If you want to receive press releases from the International Institute for Environment and Development, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and I will add you to my distribution list.