Sophie Stafford

editor BBC Wildlife Magazine, UK

Sophie Stafford is editor of BBC Wildlife Magazine. Based in Bristol, the heart of natural-history filmmaking, she has worked on the award-winning magazine and website for eight years. After completing a degree in anthropology, Stafford moved to Oxford University's Wildlife Conservation Research Unit (WildCRU), where she studied badgers, among other mammals. Her career in publishing began when she became editor of the partwork magazine Wildlife of Britain in Hammersmith. Three years later, she joined the People's Trust for Endangered Species, a wildlife charity based in Battersea, London, as events coordinator and editor of its membership magazine. For the past six years, Stafford has judged the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition, which is co-owned by BBC Wildlife and the Natural History Museum, London. She works closely with photographers from around the world to develop projects for the magazine and is regularly seen speaking about photography at the WildPhotos symposium. She is an affiliate of the International League of Conservation Photographers.

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