Dr Rebecca Jefferson

Senior Conservation Scientist
Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)

Role: CCI collaborative projects, Project team member


I am a social scientist at the RSPB Centre for Conservation Science and my research investigates the links between society and nature. I am exploring the relationships between biodiversity and human well-being, the role of people‚Äôs nature experiences in developing a connection to nature and how to build stronger connections between society and the sea. I use social science methods to research these topics, and identify ways to better connect society with nature in order to achieve conservation benefits. I have an interdisciplinary background which includes marine ecology, policy, governance and psychology.