Hannah Lees

Title: Hannah Lees, Supplier Manager

Keywords: Information geek, Lapsed librarian, Grammar and punctuation pedant, Feminist, Trail marathon runner, Coach, Fact-sponge, Parent, Cider connoisseur, Force of nature, Fan of nature, Perpetually tired.

Abstract: I stumbled into information management entirely by accident when I discovered that I could do a degree in Librarianship and, I thought, work with books. By the time I discovered my error it was too much effort to change route and I ended up specialising in electronic information management, working in a variety of different organisations (rail infrastructure, housing, higher education, local government and sustainable transport) managing and developing their databases and systems.

After a career break to travel the world and teach English to Korean business executives, and then having twins I discovered a love of coaching running and started a small business teaching people how to run, mainly from scratch. With my boys now at school I juggle parenthood, coaching and my own running with my role at Biocensus, swapping hats at various points during the day and occasionally forgetting which one I'm wearing.

I was drawn to Biocensus by the opportunity to return to database management while working for a company with a positive vibe and flexible culture in an interesting sector. Ecology is not my area of expertise, but I'm enjoying learning both the jargon and the idiosyncracies; and developing my knowledge of UK wildlife is also helping me identify the creatures I spot when I'm running in the hills around Bath - win-win!

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A new threat to UK wildlife?

Many of you will have been reading the stories in the news recently about an increase in unexplained deaths of brown hares and the possibility that Rabbit Haemorrhagic Disease or myxomatosis is now infecting them. Dr Diana Bell from the University of East Anglia's School of Biological Sciences has urged members of the public to […]