Wild Wings Ecology’s director, Dr Charlotte (Lotty) Packman, completed her master’s and PhD research at the University of East Anglia (UEA), and has since continued to collaborate with UEA on bat research in the UK and abroad and supervise student projects. Lotty also led post-doctoral research on the management of bats in churches at the University of Bristol - research which she continues to develop, test and implement in churches in Norfolk and beyond.


  • Bats in churches: managing the impacts of large maternity colonies of Natterer’s bats and soprano pipistrelles in medieval churches
  • Eswatini (Swaziland) bats: factors influencing insectivorous bat habitat use in savanna woodland - master’s student Weiling Cheryl Ng (UEA)
  • Barbastelle bats: factors driving habitat selection and implications for the conservation of bats in managed forests - master’s student Sarah Mackinnon (UEA)
  • Surveying bats with drones: impacts of drone disturbance on bats and the potential for using drones for acoustic surveys - master’s student Jefferson Kay (UEA)