My name is Hannah Rudd and I am a recent Natural Sciences BSc (Hons) graduate from Lancaster University. Currently I’m pursuing MSc Marine Environmental Management at the University of York, afterwards, I hope to complete a PhD focussing on shark biology. At the moment, my research thesis are focused on whale sharks in the Maldives (with the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme) and great white sharks in South Africa (with White Shark Projects).
During my undergraduate degree, I discovered my passion for science writing. A position on the editorial team for the Lancaster University Biological Sciences blog was my first look at science journalism, after which I began writing for various publications including New Nature Magazine and gained a subsequent internship with the Science Media Centre in London.
In the little time I have been at the University of York, I have already become heavily involved with their green movement. I am the manager of the NUS Green Impact Project for Wentworth College in my capacity as a College Tutor, focussing on improving sustainability within the college and encouraging scientific communication on the importance of individual actions for a more powerful global voice. I am also involved with York Sustainability, the NUS Student Switch-Off initiative and Edible Wentworth, as well as setting-up my own weekly environmental focus group for postgrads – Wentworth College Eco-Hour – and contributing to the University of York’s One Planet Week.
At the moment I am the Digital Content Editor for New Nature Magazine and also the spokesperson for Pint of Science, York working with the communications team to improve the effectiveness of science communication across the UK.
In terms of career goals, I have many, from writing a book to establishing my own non-governmental organisation and working as a broadcaster, but one theme threads through all of them - our blue planet.
Have a project you’d like me to be involved with? Let’s chat!
Women in Shark Science Scholarship| South African Shark Conservancy
UK Blog Awards 2019 Highly Commended | Green & Eco
Terra Incognita Wildlife Blogger of the Year 2018 Finalist