Meet the BBC Wildlife editorial team

Sheena Harvey

Editor

Contact Sheena to share your thoughts on the magazine. 

I have worked on and off for wildlife magazines since 2008 and I’ve been on the judging panel of several wildlife photographic competitions.

When I’m not playing around with words I love walking in the fresh air with my husband Alan and a pair of 8x32 binoculars. Or if I’m lucky, doing some scuba diving.

Or if I’m very lucky, soaking up knowledge from dedicated and talented people who work in the natural world. 

 

Ben Hoare

Features editor

I commission the magazine’s features and the Wild section. I wrote and edited natural history books for 12 years before joining BBC Wildlife in 2008.

I'm a well-travelled birder and have finally achieved my ambition to see the world's smallest bird, the delightful bee hummingbird. In 2015 I was awarded the British Trust for Ornithology's Dilys Breese Medal. 

I am happiest exploring the hills and woods around my home with my wife Louise and dog Lola.

Contact Ben about Wild and features. 

 

James Fair

Environment editor

I have worked as a magazine journalist for most of the past 20 years, with a several interruptions during the 1990s to travel and become the mother of an orphaned Andean bear.

These days, my horizons are slightly more limited, my chief concern being how to protect my bantams from foxes and grass snakes.

Contact James about Agenda (news) and Tales from the Bush.

 

Sarah McPherson

Section editor (part-time)

I commission and edit the Q&A section, book reviews and write previews and behind-the-scenes articles about natural-history TV and radio.

When not at work I can usually be found on a slide or in a ball pool with my young sons.

 

Jo Price

Production editor 

I joined BBC Wildlife in June 2012 after completing a Diploma in Magazine Journalism at Cardiff University.

When not in work I enjoy walking my dogs on the Gwent Levels and keeping a look out for wildlife treasures to add to my nature table. 

 

Richard Eccleston

Art editor

I’m responsible for the look of the magazine. I design the cover and features, commission all photography and art work and oversee the layout of the other editorial pages.

Contact Richard to enquire about illustrations commissions or freelance design opportunities.

 

Lisa Duerden 

Deputy art editor

I joined BBC Wildlife in November 2014 and I’m a fan of British wildlife. 

 

Tom Gilks

Picture editor

I joined BBC Wildlife in November 2015. I have a background in ecology and have worked as photographer in a variety of countries Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya. I liaise with photographers, sourcing images for the magazine. 

When not in work, I can be found mountain biking (sometimes falling off) or blowing bubbles with my baby daughter at her swimming sessions.

Please read our advice on submitting photos to BBC Wildlife here before contacting Tom. 

 

Megan Shersby

Editoral Assistant 

I joined BBC Wildlife in November 2016 after working in environmental education and visitor engagement for a few different wildlife charities. I write the news stories for the website, manage the social media and am responsible for the Wild Events, Your Feedback and Your Photos pages in the magazine.

When not in work I enjoy moth trapping and visiting nature reserves to find new species for my pan-species list.

 

 

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