Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site Manager
Dr Sam Rose has three jobs…The first is that of being responsible for the overall coordination of the delivery of the Management Plan for the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site; the second is being manager of the Jurassic Coast Team; and the third, and easily most challenging, is being dad to two young boys.
Sam completed a PhD into Tropical Rain Forest Biodiversity at the University of Leeds in 1996. He subsequently managed biodiversity research projects in South America, and supported international development work for VSO in countries as diverse as Kazakhstan, Tuvalu and Sri Lanka, so is not quite sure how this led him to be Site Manager for a geological World Heritage Site… for more than ten years!
Sam has other specific roles, including developing partnerships, working on major projects, and liaison with the UK Government and UNESCO. He is also a keen photographer, and is a regular contributor to the Jurassic Coast Team’s social media communications.
Sam Rose’s Jurassic Coast hotspot
‘Any one of West Bay, Durlston or Beer Head, depending on the day of the week, the wind direction and the photographic conditions.’