Meet the Team – MGET Staff

Dr Andrea Drewitt – Chief Executive

Andrea started her role as the Chief Executive of MGET in February 2022, having worked for the Trust as the Biodiversity Manager since 2018. Before joining, she completed her PhD at the University of Salford, researching the impact of the Mersey Gateway Crossing on the ecosystem services that are provided by the Upper Mersey Estuary. She has been working in and around the estuary for the last eight years and has experience in a variety of environmental issues. Before the Mersey became a central part of her life, Andrea studied and worked on several international environmental projects in Germany, Sweden and Mexico. Andrea is very fond of a good cup of coffee and loves chasing and cuddling her twin toddlers (hence the love for coffee).

Stephanie Harrison – Conservation Officer

Steph joined MGET in January 2022 as our Conservation Officer. She studied Wildlife Conservation at Liverpool John Moores University, developing a keen interest in coastal and wetland systems along the way, with her dissertation focusing on Sefton Coast’s sand dune vegetation communities. Before joining us at MGET, Steph has worked as a ranger for Green Sefton, maintaining parks and green spaces. She enjoys hiking with friends and loves animals.

Dr. Andrew Wolfenden – Biodiversity Manager

Andrew joined the MGET team as biodiversity manager in 2022 following a career in ecological consultancy. He has previously held positions as post-doctoral research fellow for the University of Nottingham and the University of Jerusalem. His research background includes investigating understanding immune variation in wild mice, assessing the impact of migratory birds on the spread avian influenza and understanding how airport influence bird communities around airports. Andrew is interested in all aspects of wildlife with a particular fascination for aquatic ecology. Andrew enjoys nothing more than spending time outside enjoying the natural world with his wife and dog.