Dr Paula Lightfoot

Environmental Scientist

Paula has worked in evidence-based nature conservation for over 15 years, with experience in the public, academic and charity sectors.  She completed her PhD in marine data science at Newcastle University and lives and works in Northumberland.

With interests in a wide range of political, cultural and social issues, Paula is passionate about free speech and live debate. She is an active member of the Social Democratic Party, co-organiser of the recently formed Newcastle Politics in Pubs group and enjoys attending Academy of Ideas events.