Contact Professor Rosie Hails
is an ecologist, obtaining her first degree in Zoology at Oxford, and a PhD at
Imperial College. She is currently Nature and Science Director at the National
Trust, where her role is to develop the Trust’s nature strategy, research
portfolio and advice on science evidence relevant to Trust decision making. She
is also one of three Directors of ‘Renew’ – a Changing the Environment program
funded by NERC and led by the University of Exeter & National Trust
She is a member of Defra’s Science Advisory Council, Chair of Defra's Biodiversity Expert Committee, a member of Defra’s bovine TB partnership, and several advisory boards. Formerly she was the Science Director for Biodiversity & Ecosystem Science at the UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (2013 – 2018). She was awarded an MBE for services to Environmental Research in 2000.
Current collaborations are with Professor Jim Harris on the NERC highlight topic 'RestReco'. This project seeks to develop new measures of success in ecological restoration that reflect functioning ecosystems, rather than merely the presence of particular target species.