Rebecca Gillham

I developed an interest in wildlife and a fascination with the ocean from an early age after growing up by the coast and many holidays spent in the sea with my mask and snorkel. This led me to carry out an MSc in Biological Diversity and seek out experience in the marine science and conservation sectors.

Joining the Shark Trust in November of 2017 was an amazing opportunity to learn more about the diverse world of sharks, skates and rays. As Conservation Officer, I’m involved with various projects including citizen science projects like the Great Eggcase Hunt, advocacy campaigns, fishing advisories and ID guides, as well as outreach events. 

My favourite shark is the...Thresher Shark. Their long caudal fins are pretty incredible!