Dr Karen Haysom, Director of Science
heads the Conservation Team, which includes the National Bat Monitoring Programme team, Biodiversity Officers and Bat Group Officers.
Before joining BCT in January 2006, she studied Zoology and trained as a research ecologist at Durham University.
She subsequently worked in ecological research at the Scottish Agricultural College, CABI Bioscience and Reading University.
research has mainly focused on the impact of agricultural management practices on invertebrate and plant communities, agri-environment scheme policy and invasive non-native species.
Karen first trained for a bat roost visitor licence when she was a member of Durham Bat Group in 1993 and has been spending her spare time with bats ever since.
has volunteered as a Natural England bat warden for the Hampshire
and Thames & Chilterns NE teams since 2001.
Over the years, working around Britain has enabled her
to join Essex, Ayrshire, Dumfries, Hampshire
and Surrey Bat Groups
main involvement is with Berks.
& South Bucks.
has chaired since 2003.
enjoys taking part in BCT's National Bat Monitoring Programme and leading bat walks in Berkshire each summer.
Dr Karen Haysom
Director of Science