Dr Emma Pilgrim

Biography

I read an Animal and Plant Biology degree at the University of Leeds before studying for a Ph.D. at Silwood Park, Imperial College. After completing my thesis I became People for Plants Officer for the wild plant charity Plantlife, where I ran their citizen science projects. This included designing and promoting their 2003 Bluebells for Britain survey. However the lure of research beckoned and I moved to Devon to work as a researcher for Rothamsed Research. After taking maternity leave I took a career break before obtaining this Daphne Jackson Fellowship.