In the latest instalment from our Defra Data Heroes series, we hear from Sonja van Montfort, Defra’s Head Librarian, about how her team keeps colleagues across the Defra organisations informed through a range of print and online resources, and the vital work the team does to manage a unique library collection.
On Reserves Day, Deputy Director Defra Group Head of Architecture & Standards (and Army Reservist) Steve Reynolds explains what being a Reservist means to him, and how he’s managed to balance his military commitment with a full-time and demanding Civil Service career.
In Mental Health Awareness Week, Defra Digital, data and technology project and programme manager Charlotte Bernthal opens up about the challenges of looking after her own mental health.
Technology Innovation Consultant Marcus Melton shares his thoughts on how emerging technologies are explored in Defra, and why it is important we continue to test innovative solutions across the department.
As Ramadan begins for Muslims around the world, Afshan Khan, a Resource Manager in our Architecture Data Information and Innovation team, shares her thoughts and reflections on what this important time in the Islamic calendar means to her.
Defra digital, data and technology Content Designer Laura Churchill shares her thoughts on some of the key things that her profession requires of those individuals thinking of making a career change.
Today, we celebrate World Water Day with an update on our Water Resources Licensing Service (WRLS) from Product Owner Mark Harvett and Principal Developer Tim Tamimi.
On World Sleep Day, Capability Development Analyst Katey Melici shares her reflections on the difficulties she often experiences with sleeping, the negative impacts this can have, and how she mitigates these.
To celebrate Compost Week UK, Senior Interaction Designer Christina Gyles shares her love of composting and reflects on how lucky she is that her passion dovetails so nicely with her work.
Will McGeehin, our Interim Deputy Director for Digital Technology Strategy, tells us how Defra has opened his eyes to the possibilities of truly sustainable technology and the many challenges that come with IT going green.