Sophie Pavelle, 27, is a science communicator and author based in Devon.
Following a First Class degree in Zoology (BSc) from the University of Bristol, and a Distinction in Science Communication (MSc) from the University of the West of England (UWE), she has rapidly gained an outstanding reputation across the conservation, NGO and science communication sector.
Sophie finds creative routes to storytelling, putting a contemporary twist on the natural history genre across wide audiences.
Sophie currently works as Communications Coordinator for Beaver Trust and presented their award-winning documentary Beavers Without Borders. She is also an Ambassador for The Wildlife Trusts, and sits on the RSPB England Advisory Committee.
Sophie co-hosts The LodgeCast for Beaver Trust, and has narrated several independent natural history documentaries, as well as narrating her own audiobook for Bloomsbury. She also narrates the long-read articles for the Geographical podcast.
Sophie has been a keynote speaker for festivals and conferences, including at The Southwest Outdoor Festival, Top of the Gorge Festival, the Festival of Nature, the University of Exeter, University of Bristol and UWE.
Her research into science communication via social media (2020) is peer reviewed, and published in academic journal Frontiers. Her data and related seminars have been presented at institutions including the University of Washington (USA), Brown University (USA) and UWE.
Sophie’s writing has appeared in New Scientist, The Metro, BBC Wildlife, BBC Countryfile, Coast and The Scotsman. She has featured as an expert panelist and contributor on programmes for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio 5 Live, as well as on Channel 4 News, BBC Points West, BBC Spotlight and ITV Westcountry.
Her first book Forget Me Not: finding the forgotten species of climate-change Britain is published on June 9th, 2022 by Bloomsbury Wildlife, Bloomsbury.