Lauren West, BSc MSc MCIEEM

A Consultant Ecologist at Johns Associates, Lauren undertakes project work on a wide range of schemes where ecological input is required, such as for residential development, sports and leisure facilities, energy projects, local government and small-scale schemes.

Lauren is experienced in a range of ecological work, including habitat and protected species survey. She has a particular personal interest in botany and birds, and is currently working on a number of  projects where the ecology is especially rich in  both of these. Lauren holds a number of protected species licences and is experienced in a broad range of survey techniques, acting as an Ecological Clerk of Works and producing Ecological Impact Assessments to a high standard.

Prior to working for Johns Associates, Lauren worked for Tyler Grange LLP and Halcrow (now CH2M Hill) as an Ecologist.  Prior to that, she was contracted by Leeds University as a field research assistant, undertaking botanical, bird and butterfly surveys and invertebrate sampling as part of data collection for a UK biodiversity assessment of organic and non-organic farms. She also spent time volunteering with Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust where she assisted with a range of practical work as well as survey, monitoring and working with volunteers.

In her spare time Lauren enjoys outdoor activities such as walking, off-road running, cycling and mountain biking as well as pottering in the garden. She also enjoys pilates and yoga.