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Biological data for south-east and part of central Scotland

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TWIC Staff

Natalie recording in the field

Centre Manager - Natalie Harmsworth

Natalie joined the team in November 2010 as Data Coordinator for the Lothians Local Biodiversity Sites Project, before moving on to the post of Ecologist in July 2011. In April 2019 Natalie was appointed Acting Centre Manager. Following TWIC's restructuring, Natalie was appointed Centre Manager in May 2021.

Natalie has a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science and MSc (Hons) in Managing the Environment (Habitat Restoration and Conservation) from Aberystwyth University. She previously worked as a contract Ecologist with the Somerset Wildlife Trust.

At TWIC, Natalie has overall responsibility for the management and development of the record centre and management of staff and volunteers. She has the lead role in liaison with customers, development of policies and work programmes and promotion of TWIC. She is also responsible for the provision of ecological expertise, data acquisition and verification; and organisation of TWIC's surveys, conferences and events programme.

Contact Natalie by email at or by telephone on 07818 237795.

Business Administrator - Karen Herbert

Karen joined TWIC in March 2023. She is a graduate in Rural Resource Management (BSc Hons) from Napier University. Karen has extensive administrative experience in the public and third sector.

Karen is responsible for the management of the TWIC office, financial administration, and customer liaison, including managing the Service Level Agreements with Local Authorities.

Karen's normal working days are Monday to Thursday.

Contact Karen by email at

GIS and Data Officer - Roisin McGrory

Roisin started with TWIC in June 2023. She has a BSc (Hons) in Animal Biology and an MSc in Wildlife Biology and Conservation. Previously, Roisin worked as an ecologist in consultancy and as a research assistant at Edinburgh Napier University.

At TWIC, she is responsible for data management, creating mapping solutions, handling data requests, maintaining the company’s IT systems and managing the website.

Contact Roisin if you would like to request data from TWIC. Her email address is:

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. She has a BSc Hons in Botany from Aberdeen University and an MSc in Agronomy from Nottingham.

Jackie's role at TWIC is processing incoming biological records into TWIC’s Recorder 6 database, ensuring accuracy of data entry, quality control and data checking with recorders and dataset providers as necessary. She is also responsible for TWIC membership.

Jackie's normal working days are Monday to Thursday.

Contact Jackie by email at

TWIC is a company limited by guarantee - registered in Scotland No. SC234339. A recognised Scottish Charity SC034113. This project is supported by NatureScot.