Meet the Team


To contact a member of our team, please see our contact details page


The NBIS team members are: 

Sam Neal, Biodiversity Officer (Information), joined NBIS in January 2008 following an MSc in Conservation at UCL, and prior to that, employment at the Environment Agency. Sam manages the day-to-day running of NBIS, including funding, project work and liaising with partner organisations  - this role also includes supervising the NBIS team. Sam also works on technical and spatial ecology mapping projects, reports and data synthesis using GIS and other IT.

Lizzy Oddy, Assistant Biodiversity Officer (Information), has been working at NBIS since April 2010, having previously completed an MSc in Applied Ecology and Conservation at UEA and worked for a year at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology at Monks Wood. After working for a year on a project focussing on improving and standardising the services that LRCs in the East of England provide to environmental consultants, Lizzy now responds to data enquiries and works on various projects including GIS mapping and producing State of the Environment Reports. She is also responsible for data entry and importing verified records into Recorder 6.

Nicola Dixon..............  

Liam Smith, Communities and Nature assistant, has been working at NBIS since September 2018, having previously completed a BSc in Zoology and worked for 2 years at a wildlife rescue. Liam is passionate about communicating about the natural world to the general public and is responsible for the NBIS social media, E-bulletin, events and various other community engagement activities.

Our management:

Martin Horlock, Senior Biodiversity Officer, has a BSC in Environmental Science and an MSC in Environmental Archaeology and Paleaoeconomy. He joined NBIS in October 2008 following five years with the Suffolk Biological Records Centre as GIS officer and, prior to that, employment within the Norfolk Historic Environment Record. Martin line manages the NBIS team as well as the Norfolk Biodiversity Partnership and the Norfolk Non-native Species Initiative, managing projects (such as Bid-Rex) and working with partner organisations to develop the services we offer them.