What is Human Nature?

Human Nature is a social enterprise launched in 2020 which empowers individuals and organisations in their use of social science. 


Many people working in the conservation and environmental sectors have a natural science background, yet increasingly need to use, access or apply social science evidence and techniques. 


We provide training opportunities to develop social science skills and knowledge that enable social science tools and evidence to be used to support individual and organisational goals. 


We can also work directly with you to undertake social science research, including project design and delivery, partnering in funding applications, and supporting social science integration into organisations. 

Dr Rebecca Jeffeson

Dr Rebecca Jefferson

Founder and Director

  • With an interdisciplinary PhD in marine sciences, and over a decade of experience as a social science research scientist I have considerable expertise to support those new to social sciences. 

  • I have worked across sectors, disciplines and borders to deliver project outputs which bring people together to achieve positive impacts for environment and society. 

  • “Teaching” – both as a university lecturer and through less formal mentoring has often been part of my work, and something which I greatly enjoy.

  • My work in nature conservation has given me a detailed perspective on what individuals and businesses need to do to respond to the ecological and climate crises – and how to do this whilst avoiding the overwhelm which often accompanies these discussions. 

  • I am really excited to be shaping an organisation which combines my skills and passions and works with others who share similar aspirations.

To see my publications visit Google Scholar


Please contact me to discuss how we may be able to work together to support you and your organisation rebecca@humannature.co.uk.

This website is currently being developed.  Come back in the next few weeks to find out a bit more about what we do, why we do it and how we can work with you.