Meet the BBC Wildlife editorial team

Sheena Harvey


Contact Sheena to share your thoughts on the magazine. 


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 (maternity leave) 

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


Tom Gilks

Picture editor

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



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