Sniffer creates change processes based on engagement, dialogue and collaborations.

Working with Sniffer means being part of an engagement processes where organisations and communities work collaboratively to develop ideas and joint action to be better prepared for the future, particularly in the face of environmental change

To do this effectively we build on three key skills:

  • Understanding and communicating environmental impacts – based on science, policy and local knowledge
  • Building collaborative approaches and partnerships for action
  • Inclusive facilitation that values all perspectives

Meet the team

Ruth Wolstenholme, Managing Director

Ruth is a passionate facilitator with a keen ear for a good idea. She has been involved in Sniffer from the start and enjoys working for a small company that brings people with different perspectives together to find creative solutions.

The best day out is arriving in a new place and experiencing the joy of seeing new sights and sounds and how people interact and express creativity – from street art to building design to food menus.

Ruth's CV

Anna Beswick, Adaptation Scotland Manager

Anna nurtures relationships and networks so they can develop their own ideas and solutions. If it’s never been done before she will have a go and won’t take no for an answer.

My favourite place is up in the mountains on a star lit night.

Anna's CV

Kit England, Climate Ready Clyde Project Manager

Kit knows everybody, which is really handy when you work on partnerships. He connects public sector, organisations and businesses to work together on strategic planning.

I’d never get on a train without my MP3 player. Music helps me both to concentrate and to unwind, so whether I’m working or relaxing, I’m always covered.

Kit's CV

Joseph Hagg, Science and Skills Manager

Joe does the science bit. He keeps us right with the difference between projections and predictions.

Maker of very nice coffee.

Joseph's CV

Ellie Murtah, Climate Resilience Project Coordinator

Ellie supports resource development for organisations to better adapt to climate change. She enjoys learning new things, meeting new people and getting stuck into diverse projects to help make Scotland a sustainable, thriving, climate resilient place.

I’m inspired by climate and advocacy leaders past and present including Mary Robinson, Samantha Power and Eleanor Roosevelt

Ellie's CV

Iryna Zamuruieva, Events Coordinator

Iryna is a cultural geographer, artist and an experienced project manager. In the past Iryna focused on public sector projects and has worked closely with the Federal Agency for Political Education and the German Council for Sustainable Development in Germany and national and local governments in Ukraine. At Sniffer Iryna brings her creative and organising skills to flood risk management and knowledge exchange projects and is involved in Adaptation Scotland, Climate Ready Clyde and other programmes. Iryna is enthusiastic about transdisciplinary projects and ideas that help reimagine the response to the climate emergency we live in. Additionally to her Sniffer projects she is working on the intersection of art and environment, connecting arts with climate science and climate activism in Ukraine.

John Robertson, Communications Manager

John has worked with many household-name charities as a communications and campaigns consultant over the years, helping them to win new supporters, succeed in campaigns and get new donors. He now provides Sniffer and its programmes strategic communications support as well as hands on engagement, digital design and development work. His passions are animal welfare, the environment, long-distance cycling and Asterix books.