Director

Philip Parker BA (Hons) Dip LA CMLI MISPAL FIQ MIEEM CEnv

Philip established the practice of Philip Parker Associates in 1992 and has extensive experience in surveys for birds, reptiles, great crested newts* and bats*. He is also a chartered landscape architect. He is responsible for undertaking surveys, preparing ecological and landscape impact assessments, and developing mitigation schemes and management plans for a wide range of developments. He serves on committees of the Norfolk Amphibian and Reptile Group and is a former council member of the Norfolk and Norwich Naturalists Society. He also acts as a reptile and amphibian recorder for Norfolk.

Philip has managed Kings Dyke Nature Reserve for Hanson for 15 years and takes upwards of 500 children a year on educational visits to the site. He is also an accomplished speaker and has given presentations to various groups, including a presentation on bats in churches at Lambeth Palace in London.

Philip holds several licenses for bats and great crested newts. He has prepared a number of EPS license applications for bats and is a registered consultant for the ‘Bats Low Impact Class License’.

Associates

Steve Heath BSc (Hons)

Steve heads the companies Oxford office, which serves the Midlands and South East. Steve has been undertaking ecology surveys for Philip Parker Associates for over 10 years. He is a highly experienced licensed bat worker and has undertaken many volunteer surveys for the Oxford Bat Group. He is also highly experienced in surveys for birds, newts, Lepidoptera and mammals.

Karl Charters BSc (Hons)

Karl has 20 years experience in wildlife surveys with a particular expertise in breeding and wintering birds, reptiles, amphibians (including great crested newt* and natterjack toad*) and bats*. Karl also has extensive experience in habitat management through his years working for the Norfolk Wildlife Trust and possesses relevant certificates of competence for the use of chainsaws, pesticides, brush cutters, tractors and excavators. He is a committee member of the Norfolk Amphibian and Reptile Group.

Dr Peter Kirby BA (Hons) PhD

Peter has over thirty years experience in invertebrate surveying, in a wide range of terrestrial and aquatic habitats across Great Britain. Peter has considerable experience during ten years of self-employment with the use of invertebrates in Environmental Impact Assessment and management planning. He is familiar with most frequently used sampling techniques and with most key invertebrate groups used in assessment and monitoring.

Peter is experienced in the monitoring of invertebrate assemblages during periods of environmental change, in the association of invertebrate species with habitat features, and in the assessment of invertebrate potential and requirements in the absence of species data.

Sarah Lambert BSc (Hons)

Sarah is a botanist with extensive experience of habitat survey, assessment and monitoring techniques including Phase 1, Phase 2, River Corridor Survey, HEGS and National Vegetation Classification. She has considerable experience reconciling the aspirations of different interest groups through the preparation of management plans and strategies, especially for wetlands, lowland grasslands and woodlands.

Sarah has extensive contacts with staff in both statutory and voluntary conservation bodies, and considerable experience of liaison with local planning authorities, parish councils, recreational and agricultural interest groups and individual landowners and occupiers.

Howard Hillier

Howard has 40 years field experience in surveying for protected species including badger*, bats*, dormouse*, white clawed crayfish*, reptiles (including sand lizard* and smooth snake*) and amphibians (natterjack toad and great crested newt).

* Licences held

Assistants

Lisa Gabriel
Sam Parker BA (Hons)
Naomi Parker BSc (Hons)
Emily Parker BSc (Hons)