Meet the team

Editor: Sheena Harvey

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.

Deputy editor: Jo Price

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.

Features editor: Ben Hoare

I commission the magazine’s features - usually six or seven per issue - and write for the monthly 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 largest and smallest birds. In 2015 I was awarded the British Trust for Ornithology's Dilys Breese Medal.

Section editor: Sarah McPherson

I commission and edit the photo story, Behind the Image, In Focus, and the Q&A section.

When not in work, or cheering on my sons from the side of a pitch, I enjoy long walks and trips to the coast.

Sub editor: Catherine Smalley

I help ensure that the writing in every issue of the magazine is as engaging, accurate and accessible as possible.

When not being a grammar pedant, you’ll find me lifting weights in the gym, pottering in the garden or tramping about the Somerset countryside with my miniature labradoodle, Noodle.

Art editor: Richard Eccleston

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.

Deputy art editor: Lisa Duerden

I joined BBC Wildlife in November 2014. My main role is to help the art editor make the magazine look as good as we can.

I love British wildlife and when I am not at my desk, I can be found in my garden or wandering the countryside pointing out birds, trees and flowers to my little boy.

Picture editor: Tom Gilks

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.

Editorial assistant: Megan Shersby

After working for various conservation charities, I joined BBC Wildlife in November 2016. I manage the digital side of the magazine, including the website, e-newsletter and our social media, plus some sections in the magazine.

Outside of work, I enjoy trying to make my garden more wildlife-friendly, as well as trying to find and identify wildlife on nature reserves.