Steve Docker joins the Baker Consultants ecology team this month from a career in engineering.

Steve has been freelancing for the last year but is originally a Chartered Engineer (CEng).  He decided he wanted a career change to become an Ecologist, so to help with his training he has completed over 100 ecology based courses covering a wide range of subjects and taxonomic groups, including the University Certificate in Biological Recording and Species Identification in Dec 2006, and he has volunteered for over 10 years in biological recording.  He has also been involved in a number of long-term monitoring projects.

Steve holds Class 1 licences covering all counties of England for bats, great-crested newt and hazel dormouse.

He is currently studying a three year part time MSc in Biological Recording with Manchester Metropolitan University focusing on species identification, taxonomy and survey techniques.  He is also an Associate Lecturer with the University of Derby delivering Mammal Survey Techniques material for 2nd year biology/zoology undergraduates.

To enquire about joining the Baker Consultants team please contact jobs@bakerconsultants.co.uk