About Who is who Monitoring Team

Monitoring Team

The Foundation’s monitoring staff work out in the catchments twelve months of the year, come rain or shine.

They test the rivers for things like phosphorus, oxygen levels, nutrients, flows and temperature, to assess the effects of issues and interventions.  

Our current Monitoring Team consists of:

James joined the Foundation in 2021 as part of the Natural Capital team, having previously worked for DEFRA. He has been involved in our work with Integrated Constructed Wetlands for nutrient reduction, as well as developing our capacity for Natural Flood Management (NFM) which is a rapidly developing area of current environmental work. He has now taken over the role of Head of Monitoring, where he oversees our monitoring work across all of our projects, as well as looking for new opportunities for WUF to develop data gathering and technical capacity.


After graduating with an MSci in Marine and Freshwater Biology from the University of Glasgow in 2023, Jamie quickly began working as a Monitoring and Data Officer within our monitoring department. With previous relevant experience gained working with the Loch Lomond Fisheries Trust, Jamie was able to take over as the lead in the Wye and Usk Foundation’s electrofishing campaign as well as responsibility for the Foundation’s wide-ranging water quality monitoring. Combined with this role, Jamie is also the primary manager of data collected across the majority of projects carried out by the Foundation.