The LERC team. Left to right: Sarah Binnie; Lorna Shaw; Kate Hayward; Dana Knollova

Dr Lorna Shaw MCIEEM - Biological Records Centre Co-ordinator

Lorna Shaw manages the Essex Wildlife Trust Biological Records Centre and represents Essex at the East of England records centre forum. She works within the Landscape Conservation team at the Trust, and deals with partnership agreements, database management, data collation, and planning and carrying out of practical survey work for the Trust. She is also a guest lecturer at Essex University and runs a number of Essex Wildlife Trust courses on biological recording and surveying.

Prior to joining Essex Wildlife Trust in 2010, Lorna completed a PhD on the ecology of urban birds at the University of Exeter's Centre for Ecology and Conservation in Cornwall, in collaboration with the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO).


Dana Knollova - Biological Records Centre Assistant

Dana has worked for the Essex Wildlife Trust Biological Records Centre since April 2016 and prior to that for Essex Wildlife Trust's consultancy arm EECOS. Dana deals with data search enquiries for the Records Centre. To request a data search please email Dana works 2.5 days per week.


Sarah Binnie - Biological Records Centre Assistant

Sarah supports the Biological Records Centre data search service and the mapping work at the Trust. Prior to starting work at the Records Centre Sarah studied at the University of Exeter campus in Cornwall. To request a data search please email


Kate Hayward - Biological Records Centre Mapping Assistant

Kate supports the digital mapping work of Essex Wildlife Trust and the Biological Records Centre. Kate works 2 days per week.