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Rock Formations on the Beach

Daneen Cowling





A Bit About Me

Growing up on the Isle of Wight and since living in Devon, Oxfordshire and Hampshire, I've had the privilege of experiencing a variety of rich landscapes on my doorstep. This no doubt set fire the passion I have for nature and protecting it from pressures. Following this passion through University and my career I've been able to work across private, public and academic sectors to works towards solutions for nature.

One important thread through all these sectors is the use of data. However, using data efficiently and to its greatest potential is still lagging behind in this landscape. This brought me to Nature Data Solutions - to help bring a more cohesive approach to using data to create solutions for Nature. Experiences I've gained alongside my current PhD research has equipped me with the most up to date tools and the current gaps and barriers across the sectors.

In my spare time, I try to spend as much time outside exploring with my Springer Spaniel Charlie. 

Work Experience and Education

University of Exeter: Environmental Intelligence PhD Researcher
September 2020 - May 2025

University of Exeter: MSc by Research Geography
September 2019 - September 2020

University of Exeter: BSc Geography (Hons)
September 2015 - July 2018

Natural England: Local Nature Recovery Senior Advisor 

April 2022 - May 2023

RSK ADAS Ltd: Assistant Project Manager

July 2018 - May 2022

University of Exeter: Climate Change Online Course Creator | Postgraduate Teaching Associate 

January 2017 - May 2022

The Brilliant Club: Climate Change Course Creator and Teacher 

November 2021 - April 2022

Arc Consulting Isle of Wight Ltd & Artecology Ltd: Environmental Consultant 

June 2017 - July 2018

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