I have lived in Surrey 50 years, most of them in Ashtead. I am a visiting Professor at the University of Southampton (in Forensic Ecology), and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Aberdeen. I have spent most of my life engaged in research and lecturing at King’s College, and University College, University of London. For the last 24 years, I have worked actively as a Forensic Ecologist, continuing as private consultant when I retired from university employment in 2004. I am an experienced expert witness, and have been involved in many very high profile criminal cases. I am married and have no children of my own although I am step-grandmother to two little boys. My great concern is that we protect our whole environment (both the natural and the built) from being despoiled by ignorance, carelessness, and greed. I aim to be accessible to the constituents in my ward, and hope they will be confident that I will help them whatever their political affiliation. I will always respond as effectively as I can to their questions and problems.