The River Restoration Centre (RRC) team is based at our office located at Cranfield University, near Milton Keynes, in Bedfordshire. The team has a wide range of skills, knowledge and expertise enabling them to help you with a variety of river restoration and catchment management questions. Everyone at the RRC works closely together so if the person you need is not around then there will be someone else that can help.



To contact a specific member of the RRC staff or to find out more about their role please click on a name:


Martin Janes - Managing Director

Martin has direct responsibility for the overall management and business planning of the RRC working closely with, and supported by, the Company’s Board of Directors and the associated Advisory Board. His role includes the project management of the core funders’ contracts. He also has considerable experience in terms of river restoration delivery and concepts and therefore retains a strong link with the technical side of the organisation.

Martin joined the RRC in April 1998 with an MSc in Environmental Water Management having previously worked with the RSPB compiling the New Rivers and Wildlife Handbook. Between 1994 -1998 he was the project coordinator for the EU-Life funded River Cole and River Skerne demonstration project.

Contact Martin for information about how the RRC operates, discuss core funder agency agreements, national initiatives and consultation responses.


Emma Turner - Business and Finance Co-ordinator

Emma oversees the organisation of the RRC annual network conference, undertakes the management accounting functions of the business and works alongside the Managing Director and Science & Technical Manager with business planning, project management and support to the Board.

Emma joined the RRC in April 2012 following five years working on Regional Development Agency activities as a Business Co-ordinator and Accounts Technician.

Contact Emma for sales and purchase ledger enquiries, contracts and to enquire about sponsorship of the RRC's annual network conference.


Marc Naura - Science and Technical Manager

Marc provides technical advice and expertise on river restoration schemes as well as helping the team develop research bids and manage the online river restoration database and project map.  He will also be developing decision support tools and training courses for river restoration. 

Marc is a geomorphologist and ecologist with a keen interest in decision support and software development.  He is particularly interested in what technology and science can do to help practitioners and environmental managers in their decision-making.

Contact Marc If you have suggestions, ideas or request with regards to the kind of tools, training or services you would like the RRC to offer.


Josh Robins - River Restoration Information Advisor

Josh's responsibilities include managing the RRC's website, NRRI database and RiverWiki. This involves collecting and disseminating information on river restoration in the UK, whether that's project information, upcoming events or general news. Josh is also the editor of the RRC's monthly bulletin.

Josh has been at the RRC since August 2014 after graduating from Portsmouth University with a Bsc in Geography.

Contact Josh for queries about the website, suggestions for the monthly bulletin, how to use and upload projects onto the EU RiverWiki or adding your project to the RRC's UK webmap.


Nicola Mackley - Centre Administrator

Nicola runs the bookings process for the Annual Network Conference and Training days, helps to maintain the National River Restoration Inventory, acts as the RRC’s membership secretary and manages the contacts information and distribution lists. She also supports the work of the business and Finance Co-ordinator.

Nicola joined the team in September 2015, she has a background in school administration and is a graduate from the University of Northampton.

Contact Nicola for information about membership benefits and pricing, booking a place at the Annual Conference or general enquiries about how the RRC can help you. If you are unsure about whom you need to speak to within the organisation, just ask Nicola.


Jasmine Errey - River Restoration Advisor

Jasmine’s role at the RRC is to provide technical river restoration advice to enquiries and for on-site projects.  This involves scoping new possible projects, providing best practice case studies and advice to illustrate options/techniques, and evaluating the success and learning from completed work. Jasmine manages the RRC’s annual program of events, as well as coordinating or delivering the training courses, workshops and member site visits.

Jasmine joined the RRC in March 2016 after moving from Melbourne. Her previous experience includes river and catchment management roles in consulting and government in a number of places across Australia.

Contact Jasmine for any technical enquiries, questions about or suggestions for training events, or to discuss how you could benefit from membership of the RRC.


Rosie Steadman - River Restoration and Community Engagement Officer

Rosie's role includes working on community projects funded by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation. Rosie works on factsheets, videos and enquiries related to community projects, to encourage community involvement.

Rosie joined the RRC in October 2016 with an MSc in Integrated Management of Freshwater Environments. Rosie has also volunteered with a variety of organisations both in the UK and America.

Contact Rosie with any questions about community projects or local involvement in river restoration.



Alex Bryden - Information Assistant

Alex's role involves helping the Information Advisor keep the RiverWiki up to date with projects, and managing the National River Restoration Inventory (NRRI) and Reference Library. Alex also helps out with projects and site visits.

Alex joined the RRC in October 2016 after completing an MSc in River Environments and their Management.

Contact Alex for help updating your own RiverWiki projects.