Meet the Team
Rebecca joined CBDC in 2023. Having initially trained as a plant ecologist, Rebecca then pursued a PhD in environmental management, working in solid waste and water quality research at a number of leading UK universities. More recently, Rebecca retrained as a horticulturist with the Royal Horticultural Society before working with the plant collection and garden charity, PlantNetwork.
Contact Rebecca with your general enquiries regarding CBDC including potential collaborations, training, events, engagement or new project ideas.
Dr Moustafa Eweda
GIS and Data Manager
Moustafa joined CBDC in 2011; his working experience demonstrates technical abilities for handling complex datasets and using statistical, modelling and mapping techniques; in creating and maintaining habitat layers, analysing habitat connectivity and assessing the influence of geographical phenomena on habitat fragmentation and species distribution. Moustafa’s main interest is to improve access to wildlife data by designing databases, mapping records, creating atlas maps and developing web applications for enhancing conservation practices and decision making. At CBDC Moustafa’s top priorities are to manage and map spatial data, his job has offered him opportunities to lead on various GIS projects at local and regional levels. Moustafa is Fellow member of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) and the British Cartographic Society (FBCartS).
Stuart joined the CBDC in July 2017. For 17 years prior to this post he was an ecologist undertaking surveys and delivering training. This superseded 10 years as a lecturer in a number of colleges, universities, adult education services and charitable organisations. He has a degree in physiology, an MSc in ecological management and monitoring.
Annwen joined CBDC in October 2021 to assist the Recording Officer to input and validate all the data received from biological recorders in and around Cumbria.
Marjorie joined CBDC in January 2016 as a volunteer working on mapping the Phase 1 Habitat. She has been our part-time administration assistant since October 2021 bringing with her numerous years of office experience; the last 20 years working at Cumbria County Council. Marjorie is helping to organise the office and bring our filing systems up to date.