Associate Ecologist

ANDY NYUL

Associate Ecologist
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ANDY NYUL

Associate Ecologist

BSc (Hons) MSc CEnv MCIEEM

Career:  Graduated from the University of Stirling in 2001 with a degree in Biology and then spent a couple of years working for Intelligent Finance and travelling. Went back to the University of Aberdeen in 2003 to get a Masters degree in Ecology. My first consultancy job followed in 2005 with Young Associates. In 2008 I joined Atmos Consulting in Edinburgh, becoming a Senior Ecologist in 2011 and moving to Ely.  There I mainly worked on the ecological aspects of renewable energy developments.  I joined TEP as a Principal Ecologist in the Market Harborough office in December 2015.

Music:  Pretty eclectic really, if it’s good I’ll listen to it!  I love John Martyn, Suzanne Vega, Nirvana, Ben Folds and The Black Keys.  I’m currently listening to Sylvan Esso.

Watching:  Masterchef, The Sopranos, varied documentaries and as much sport as I’m allowed.

Red or Blue?  Red and The Arsenal all the way!  Although I’m from Leicester, so I’ve got a soft spot for the blue of the Foxes and the green and red of the Tigers.

Spare Time:  Spare time is largely a pre-kids concept, but I love surfing and generally being in and by the sea, running, climbing hills, cooking, watching sport and having the odd drink with friends.

Not a lot of people know that my surname means rabbit in Hungarian.

Anne Pritchard

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Anne Pritchard

Associate Ecologist

Career: I graduated from Bristol University in 1991 then undertook rainforest biodiversity surveys in Colombia. I then worked for the Joint Nature Conservation Committee before doing an Ecology MSc at Durham, graduating in 1994. More rainforest research in Thailand followed before moving into consultancy in 1996, where I worked mainly on energy infrastructure projects in the UK and abroad. I took a 10 year career break to look after my young children before starting with TEP in 2012.

Best Project: All are good in their own special way, whether it’s the people, the project location, the ecological issues that we are addressing or the outcomes we secure.

Listening to: A bit of everything but surprising myself with new found interests in jazz, funk and classical music.

Reading: What has nature ever done for us by Tony Juniper

Watching: The Americas with Simon Reeve

Rachel Roberts

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Rachel Roberts

Associate Ecologist

BSc (Hons) MSc PhD MCIEEM CEnv

Career: Graduated in Marine Biology and Zoology at Bangor and then worked across the Turks and Caicos Islands for a WWF project – 266 endangered rock iguanas, 115 cays, 24 low orbital American military NAVSTAR satellites, 4 pairs of hiking boots & 1 telescopic noose later, I left MMU with my MSc in Behavioural Ecology.  Following a year at the Cornwall Wildlife Trust, Cornwall Bat Hospital and English Nature Bat Warden Trainee Programme, I went on to complete my PhD with DMU, studying the orientation capabilities of great crested newts whilst wardening at Little Wittenham LNR.  I joined TEP in 2001, when I had a pond net and a map thrust into my hands on my first morning and it’s been pretty much nonstop since then.

Inspired by:TEP has given me the opportunity to relocate back to Cornwall, which is fantastic.  Having seen the ecology team in Warrington grow from a select few into the 30 strong team we now have, I am enjoying the challenges of firmly establishing TEP’s presence in the South West.

Sport: Diving and archery.

Listening to: Alestorm (pirate rock!) and “The Flaming Lips and Stardeath and White Dwarfs with Henry Rollins and Peaches Doing The Dark Side of the Moon”. Oh, and most things Nina Simone.

Reading: Recently finished “The Swarm” by Frank Schätzing.  Re-reading “The Red Hourglass” by Gordon Grice and working my way through the Long Earth sequence by Stephen Baxter and Terry Pratchett.

Watching: Foyle’s War after which I’m looking forward to “The Wind Rises” by Hayao Miyazaki.