After serving on the national jury for the UK contest in both 2012 and 2014, Dr Carolyn Jewell will now swell the ranks of the international jury.

Experienced in partnership projects between the extraction industries and nature conservation organisations, Carolyn recently started working for the Environmental Sustainability department at HeidelbergCement where she is now heavily involved in the organisation of the third edition of the Quarry Life Award.

With her academic work focusing on insects and their responses to climate change and habitat management regimes, Carolyn is passionate about all things creepy-crawly. She has a PhD in Ecology from the University of York and a Masters in Wildlife Management and Conservation from Reading University.

Carolyn is looking forward to visiting as many of the research projects as she can and is already keeping her eye on the project updates posted on the QLA website. She requests that participants, “Please post as often as possible and include lots of photos!”