In a career spanning decades I have worked in private, public and non-government organisations. I started in pharmaceuticals as a manager, both production and quality assurance, and worked in marketing (a real eye opener). I moved across to environmental management - firstly aquatic toxicology - and worked as a laboratory manager, environmental consultant, scientific research manager and educator. After attempting a PhD and losing both interest and health, I now run a small business with my husband and lecture / tutor / mark irregularly. I have regularly done volunteer work throughout my career but now have turned it into more a full-time career than a hobby caring for wildlife.