Our Team

Our Team

Beth Collier






Beth is Wild in the City’s founder, she leads on strategy, programmes, research and policy. Beth is a Nature Allied Psychotherapist and ethnographer who teaches natural history and woodland living skills. 

Beth has a background in research and policy, managing programmes and consultancies in the fields of psychological health and human rights.  She has a life long passion for nature stemming from a rural upbringing.

Jackie Jackson

Director of Operations





Jackie joined Wild in the City in April 2022 as the Director of Operations providing maternity cover for operational aspects of Beth’s role.  

Jackie has over 20 years of national and international experience in administration and financial management within both the not-for-profit and Higher Education sectors. Her experience spans supporting organisations to achieve the best outcomes by strengthening systems, operational procedures, and workflow to encourage and facilitate staff development and teamwork.

In her spare time, Jackie enjoys spending time in nature, playing tennis, reading, and listening to podcasts.

Shantol Campbell

Programmes Coordinator

Shantol is Wild in the City’s Programmes Coordinator, supporting the implementation of programmes, operational processes, and supporting the maintenance and conduct of research.

Shantol has a background in project management, with years of experience leading a community engagement team within a fast-paced, commercial archaeology sector. Her experiences include designing, developing, and coordinating the delivery of meaningful projects for a wide range of diverse communities and audiences.

Shantol is especially passionate about developing, and actively cultivating racial inclusion in the workplace and dismantling barriers to underserved and underrepresented communities. By exploring themes of intersectionality, racial inequity, and nuanced experiences, to build a sense of belonging through creative community and research projects.

In her spare time, Shantol loves going on seaside walks along the coast, enjoys beginner hikes and exploring walking trails in parks and woodlands, visiting exhibits at galleries and museums, and seeing theatre shows and musicals.

Sylvia Arthur

Communications Coordinator


Suzanne Worrica

Land Relationships Coordinator






Suzanne is a Nature Guide and facilitator with Wild in the City.  She enjoys getting outdoors in all weathers and is passionate about leading others, whether new or experienced, into nature.

She also practices psychotherapy in nature, enjoys bushcraft, camping, sea swimming and likes to plot new routes across the South Downs, her local green playground. This year she aims to walk moors and highlands to prepare for hill walking leadership. 

She is also a Gestalt psychotherapist and course facilitator at Nature Therapy School and Re-Vision. She designs and delivers CPD for counselling/psychotherapy training organisations. 

Her ongoing research explores the interconnections between belonging and identity, ancestral embodied knowledge and the natural world.

Deborrah Baksh

Nature Guide

Deborrah is a Wild in the City Nature Guide and facilitator. She enjoys experiencing the different seasons and likes to hike, plant, and swim outdoors.

Deborrah is a psychotherapist, who also works in nature. She is a supervisor and facilitates groups and training for staff within organisations who work with mental health and trauma.

Nicole Worrica

Community Relationships Coordinator







Nicole is passionate about her role as a Nature Guide, particularly when leading hikes and facilitating groups being together in nature. Her nature hobbies include running through woodlands and identifying majestic trees along the way! She loves to ‘put her hands in the earth’ and relishes how gardening teaches her patience. Her favourite woodland pastime is preparing food and sharing stories around the fire, accompanied by owls and the occasional badger who visits her tent at night!

Nicole also practices as a psychotherapist and supervisor and is a tutor at The Nature Therapy School, The Minster Centre, and The Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education. Her work integrates the connectedness of the brain, mind, body, and spirit grounded in the wisdom of Indigenous practice and contemporary neuroscience. Her stance is active in exploring how the dynamics of power can affect our relationships in terms of our class, culture, faith, neurodiversity, gender, transgender, sexual orientation, disabilities, and age.

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