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Meet the team

Nowhere are you more likely to come across a more rambunctious posse of hipsters than at the Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre - committed cake eaters each and every one.


Clare Blencowe

Record Centre Manager

Clare oversees the running of the Record Centre and development of SxBRC’s products and services. She is the main point of contact for SxBRC partners. She is a biological recorder herself and an active member of the volunteer recording community in Sussex.


Henri Brocklebank

Director SxBRC and Policy & Evidence

Henri’s role is to promote Sussex Biodiversity Record Centre’s products and services amongst strategic decision makers in Sussex and beyond. She is enthusiastic about ensuring that biodiversity information remains at the very heart of discussions and developments in the natural capital agenda.


Bob Foreman

Biodiversity Data Lead

Bob oversees all species data entry and manages the volunteers helping in the Record Centre. He liaises with biological recorders all over Sussex and is on several recording group committees. He manages several websites linked with the Record Centre. Bob has a practical conservation background and is a keen biological recorder in his spare time, with a particular love of moth-trapping.


Helen Hodson

Biodiversity Data Officer

Helen co-ordinates the data request service, producing desktop biodiversity reports for sites across Sussex. She has a particular interest in bats and is an active member of the Sussex Bat Group.


Andrew Lawson

GIS and Spatial Ecology Project Lead

Andrew has a background in ecology, and also Geographic Information Systems. He handles more complex data requests and larger pieces of project work for Record Centre partners, and specialises in habitat data capture using the Sussex Habitat Framework. In recent years, Ecosystem Services, Natural Capital approaches, and Ecological Networks have been an increasingly significant focus of his work.


Lois Mayhew

Biodiversity Support Officer

Lois works with Bob on species data, co-ordinating data flows with national schemes and societies, data entry and project work. She also assists Helen with the data request service during busy periods.