Cardinal Beetle

Amy Lewis

Meet the team

Phil Ricketts, Centre Manager

Phil has significant experience in local environmental records centres having worked at both the Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire centres. He also enjoys outdoor conservation work and has experience of practical management and survey work. Phil has an interest in all aspects of British natural history but has a particular interest in local habitats and flora.

At CPERC, Phil manages the centre, which includes organising agreements with partner organisations, administering policies and procedures and overseeing management of the database.


Hazel Harbird, Data Officer

Hazel has been with CPERC since September 2017 having previously worked for South East Water, in the Water Resources team, and for Buckinghamshire Country Parks. Hazel has also been a Full-Time Volunteer with the National Trust in the Brecon Beacons and at Wicken Fen, carrying out monitoring and education work respectively.

At CPERC, Hazel is responsible for processing incoming records and responding to requests for data. Hazel currently spends three days a week at CPERC and the other two at Bedfordshire and Luton Biodiversity Recording and Monitoring Centre, also as a Data Officer.


David Gregory, Data Officer

David joins CPERC following a traineeship in wildlife data at the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Prior to that, he worked in the Further Education sector, and has voluntary experience in practical and survey work with The Conservation Volunteers, as well as public engagement experience with the Zoological Society of London.

At CPERC, David is responsible for importing records in to the Centre’s database and responding to enquiries regarding species records and habitat data.