The Wildlife Information Centre

Biological data for south-east and part of central Scotland

A fly (Conops)
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TWIC Staff

Records Ecologist & Acting Centre Manager - Natalie Harmsworth

Natalie joined the team in November 2010 as Data Coordinator for the Lothians Local Biodiversity Sites Project, and has since moved to the post of Ecologist at TWIC. She graduated from Aberystwyth University with a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science and MSc (Hons) in Managing the Environment (Habitat Restoration and Conservation). Natalie gained ecological surveying and data experience as a trainee with the Somerset Environmental Records Centre (SERC). She has previously worked on several projects as a contract Ecologist with SERC, including the Somerset Wildlife Trust's Brue Valley Living Landscape Project. Her roles at TWIC involve acquiring, managing and analysing data; working with and supporting recorders; undertaking surveys; and organising excursions and events. Natalie is responsible for the TWIC volunteers. As of April 2019 Natalie is the Acting Centre Manager for TWIC.

Natalie is the first port of call if you would like to submit data to TWIC or are interested in volunteering with TWIC.

Contact Natalie by email at or by telephone on 01875 825968.

Natalie recording in the field

GIS and Data Officer - Claudia Caporusso

Claudia joined TWIC as the GIS and Data Officer for TWIC in July 2019. She is due to finish an MSc in Environmental Management at the University of Stirling. Her dissertation focuses on habitat fragmentation and nocturnal birds ecology. Claudia also has volunteering experience with RSPB and other charitable organisations. At TWIC, she is responsible for data management, handling data requests, maintaining the company’s IT systems and managing the website.

Contact Claudia if you would like to request data from TWIC.

Contact Claudia by email at or by telephone on 01875 825968.

Data Processor - Jackie Stewart

Jackie began volunteering with TWIC in July 2012 and joined the team in March 2013 as a part-time Data Processor. A graduate in Botany (BSc Hons) from Aberdeen University and with an MSc in Agronomy from Nottingham, she worked for several years as a research assistant with the Scottish Agricultural College on a project aiming to improve the quality of Scottish seed potatoes for the export market. She then moved to Scottish Natural Heritage where she worked on the National Countryside Monitoring Scheme, a study of land cover change in Scotland. Since giving up work on becoming a mum, she has worked in a variety of part-time and voluntary posts.

Contact Jackie by email at or by telephone on 01875 825968.

TWIC is a company limited by guarantee - registered in Scotland No. SC234339. A recognised Scottish Charity SC034113. TWIC acknowledges financial support from Scottish Natural Heritage.