Tim has worked for Natural England, its predecessor English Nature and the Joint Nature Conservation Committee for over 20 years in various management and specialist roles. Roles have covered:
- marine ecology
- marine and terrestrial nature conservation
- protected areas designation, management and regulation
Tim has a PhD in Marine Ecology (University of Liverpool) and a joint honours degree in Marine Biology and Zoology (University College North Wales).
Tim has been a member of Natural England’s leadership team since March 2008, with former roles including Director Regulatory Services and Access and Director of Evidence. Tim has been Natural England’s Chief Scientist since 2011.