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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.

For general enquiries or for more information on our services please email:


Clare Blencowe

Record Centre Manager
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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
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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.


Helen Burgess

Biodiversity Data Officer
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Helen works for the Record Centre part-time, co-ordinating the data request service producing ecological data search reports for sites across Sussex. She has a particular interest in bats and is member of the Sussex Bat Group. The rest of her working week is spent making ceramic wildlife.


Bob Foreman

Biodiversity Data Lead
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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.


Andrew Lawson

GIS and Spatial Ecology Project Lead
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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 Projects Officer
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Lois works on projects and events with biodiversity data, managing information and creating data capture and online resources. She also organises the annual Sussex Biological Recorders’ Seminar and puts together the SxBRC newsletter and other social media, as well as supporting the data request service when needed.


Becky Walton

Biodiversity Data Officer
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Becky’s role is split between providing administrative support to the Local Wildlife Sites Initiative and producing ecological search reports for the data request service. She is a keen wildlife gardener, allotmenter and biological recorder, with a particular passion for pollinators and plants.