Meet the Team
Deborah Muscat, Centre Manager
Deb joined the CBDC in January 2016. She brings with her a wide experience of working in the charitable sector which includes advising and training Trustees as well as managing her own teams of staff and volunteers. Deb has been a successful fundraiser as well as a grant maker. After the floods of 2009 Deb was awarded Cumbria Woman of the Year 2010 recognising her ability to manage complex projects and work with people at all levels to improve the lives of Cumbrian communities.
Deb has a life long commitment to environmental conservation and gained a MSc in Biological Recording in 2010.
Dr El-Moustafa Eweda, Data Officer
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 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 top priorities are to organise and map spatial data using GIS tools, provide data to our partners and to undertake data searches for our commercial biodiversity enquiry service. His job has offered him opportunities to work and lead on various GIS projects at local and regional scales. Moustafa is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) and a member of the British Cartographic Society (BCS) and the Association for Geographic Information (AGI).
Stuart Colgate, Recording Officer
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 This superseded 10 years as a lecturer in a number of colleges, universities, adult education services and charitable organisations.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 and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM).