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Ruth Wolstenholme, MD

Ruth has grown Sniffer from a small environmental research coordinator role in the early 1990s, to the climate resilience knowledge broker that it is today. She enjoys working for a small company that brings people with different perspectives together to find creative solutions, and sees climate resilience as key to tackling many challenges worldwide. With a  background in consultancy and having worked with environmental agencies Ruth is focused on making change happen by  working in partnership, developing tools and building capacity.

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Anna Beswick, Adaptation Scotland Manager

Anna joined Sniffer in November 2009 and manages Adaptation Scotland. Anna works with a wide range of public and private sector organisations and communities to raise awareness of the impacts and consequences of climate change. Prior to joining Sniffer Anna managed a variety of public projects for environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful.

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Anne Marte Bergseng, Communications, Engagement and Marketing Manager

Anne Marte joined Sniffer in March 2012 to provide media, communications and stakeholder engagement support across the organisation's work. She has extensive experience from PR, events and public engagement roles, particularly relating to health and the environment, and has also worked as a broadcast journalist.

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Sarah Gunn, Finance and Contracts Manager

Sarah joined Sniffer in January 2013 and is responsible for Finance and Contracts. Prior to joining Sniffer, Sarah had managed the finance function for a number of UK charities, including St Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh and Westminster School, London.

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Michelagh O'Neill, Project Coordinator

Michelagh joined Sniffer in June 2013 and coordinates projects related to River Restoration and Flood Risk Management. She has extensive experience as an engineering consultant in flood risk management and has worked on a range of projects including flood protection schemes, river restoration, SuDS, flood risk assessments and flood modelling and mapping for both private and public sector clients.  Michelagh also has an interest in international development and was formerly an apprentice to the President of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

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David Macpherson, Information Support Officer

David joined Sniffer in February 2015 to work as Information Support Officer, providing administrative support to Adaptation Scotland and wider Sniffer projects. Previously he has held research and information support posts for Police Scotland and at the UK Parliament. He comes to Sniffer following an MSc in Environment and Development Studies at the University of Edinburgh.

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Sophie Turner, Climate Resilience Project Coordinator

Sophie joined Sniffer in March 2015 as the Climate Resilience Project Coordinator. Sophie predominantly works on the Adaptation Scotland programme, delivering training and workshops for the Adaptation Learning Exchange. Prior to joining Sniffer, Sophie worked in climate change adaptation research in Melbourne, Australia and as a science officer at UKCIP.

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Kit England, Climate Ready Clyde Project Manager

Kit joined Sniffer in August 2016 as Project Manager for Climate Ready Clyde. Prior to this, Kit was a Policy and Communication Business Partner at Newcastle City Council, where he led the City’s approach to climate adaptation. He also chaired the Core Cities UK working group on Climate Resilience and Adaptation, and worked as an advisor to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation on the development of ‘ClimateJust’.

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