Ceri Putman

Communications and Outreach

e: cerian.putman@biology.ox.ac.uk


Nature-based Solutions Initiative (NbSI)
Nature-based Insights (NBI)
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I lead communications and outreach, for the University of Oxford Nature-based Solutions Initiative (NbSI) and the spin-out social venture Nature-based Insights (NBI).

My role at NbSI is to maximise the reach and impact of NbS research, through communications channels and the media. Including overseeing digital and in-person events and marketing communications for our international conference.  I am also developing the executive education programme, working with experts in nature-based solutions from around the world to integrate the latest science into accessible content. I also support the team with internal communications and tracking and measuring impact, to align with our strategic goals, fundraising and donor communications.


I have an MA in Sustainable Development from the University of St. Andrews, through which I undertook fieldwork in Zambia focusing on the impacts of an NGO working in the health sector. My subsequent career took me into corporate communications, with a sustainability focus, and I completed a CIM Diploma in Digital Media and Branding with Cambridge Marketing College. Through the University of Oxford Said Business School, I have also gained expertise in Leading Strategic Projects.

I am also currently a trustee for Cambridge Re-Use, a local charity who promote social inclusion whilst also providing a platform for redirecting goods from landfill. Prior to moving to Oxford, I worked for the think tank Carbon Tracker as Events and Communications Manager.

Having previously worked in southern Africa for numerous years, I am passionate about solutions that can enable nature and human populations to coexist and thrive. In Namibia I gained first-hand experience with conservation and anti-poaching on a game reserve. Resident in Zambia for many years, I worked with entrepreneurs and pioneered the first co-working space model in Lusaka. I also ran a communications focused business, with clients from wildlife, tourism and health sectors.

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