Diane Leishman

Engagement & Behaviour Change Officer

Diane joined Green Action Trust in 2023 having previously worked as Project Officer on the Wild Oyster Project helping to restore Native Oyster populations in the UK. Before this she worked as a secondary science teacher both in Scotland and Thailand.

She has also worked on a variety of internship projects worldwide in wildlife conservation and community work, which contribute to the long-term management and conservation of natural habitats and of endangered or vulnerable species. These included fieldwork in Costa Rica to conduct biological assessment survey work to monitor abundance of native mammals, reptiles and bird species, animal care in Sri Lanka working with rescue elephants and local communities on human-elephant conflict and work in Spain carrying out research on cetacean populations.

Diane has a BSc(Hons) in Applied Bioscience and Zoology and a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) in Science and Biology Teaching.

In her role as Engagement and Behaviour Change Officer, Diane is involved in the community engagement aspect of the Leven Programme, to build positive relationships with the community, partners and stakeholders as well as helping to develop behaviour change within the Leven area to improve health and help create a more sustainable environmentally friendly place to live.

This involves working with consultants and community stakeholders in the design of an engagement and empowerment plan.