Rosie Simpson has over 30 years’ experience in rural and environmental policy development, advocacy and training, including work with the Peak National Park, Countryside Commission, English Nature and Natural England.

In 2004 she was a visiting researcher at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure de Montpellier, France, studying the implementation of rural development policy. Rosie now runs her own consultancy in European and UK environmental policy – undertaking research and analysis, training and facilitation.

She has more recently been involved in a range of projects focussing on sustainable tourism and capacity building in Europe’s Protected areas, including:

Official Verifier, EUROPARC Federation Charter for Sustainable Tourism for National Parks (NPs) –  verifications completed for National parks in Latvia and Lithuania 2010-13.

EUROPARC Consulting projects: Sustainable Tourism Charter Mentor for the Cotswolds Conservation Board; researched & wrote the European Tourism Charter Toolkit; WWF Danube-Carpathians Protected Areas for a Living Planet: Co developer, Leader and Trainer for the Training Champions Programme 2008-10.

Nord-Deutsch Naturschutzakademie projects: Naturregio Technical English Training Workshops (2010 -present);  Facilitator, ECONAT 2010 Natura conference.