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A course for conservation professionals

with Dr Rebecca Jefferson

The Introduction to Conservation Social Science course will return in 2023.

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“The ‘Introduction to Social Science in Conservation’ with Rebecca has been one of the best-run online courses I have attended to date. Rebecca managed to create a comfortable and open environment online and the sessions were very interactive – allowing us to speak with other attendees and learn about one another’s conservation work. From a personal point of view, it was useful that Rebecca (and, as it happens, lots of the attendees on my course) has a marine background as lots of the discussions were very relevant to my work. 


The course gave an overview not only to the benefits of social science but gave a good understanding of the methods available and how to approach barriers we may face when integrating social science. The one-to-one with Rebecca was a really good follow up afterwards allowed me to have a focussed conversation about my own work and opportunities available to me. It has really reminded me to always “take a step back” and incorporate a wider view when planning work. The course, and integration of an interdisciplinary approach, will really help us to further embed the SMNR principles here in Wales and I can see it really helping us to achieve multiple benefits. I have already recommended the Human Nature course to many colleagues.

Amy Martin
Specialist Advisor: Sustainable Management of Marine Natural Resources,
Natural Resources Wales