Georgina Palmer


Associate Director


B.Sc. (Hons) Zoology, M.Sc.R Ecology, Ph.D Ecology

Professional Memberships
  • Full member of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management (CIEEM)
  • Great Crested Newt Licence Holder (Natural England CL08 / Natural Resources Wales / Scottish Natural Heritage)
  • ROLO trained and holder of CSCS Managers and Professionals card
  • Sentinel ICI card holder

George is an experienced ecologist with over 12 years’ experience working in the ecology sector – she joined FPCR’s York office in 2020 after working in consultancy for several years in Manchester. She has extensive experience managing the ecology inputs for a mix of residential, leisure, and commercial/mixed-use projects from pre-planning through to ecological supervision during construction. She has also coordinated inputs for major infrastructure projects, including management of bat survey teams, and the coordination and QA of Phase I habitat surveys. She is an experienced field surveyor and holds a licence to survey for great crested newts in England and Wales. Her written experience comprises ecological appraisals, protected species reports, management plans and mitigation strategies, as well as ecology chapters for EIAs and shadow Habitat Regulations Assessments.

As well as her consultancy experience, she worked for four years as a post-doctoral researcher at the University of York investigating differences in butterfly and moth responses to climate change, and completed a Ph.D. at Durham University on the population spread of British deer.