Dr. Niall Moore is the head of the Non-native Species Secretariat for Great Britain (GB), which he has led since the Secretariat was established in 2006. The role of the Secretariat is to help co-ordinate action across government and its agencies in GB, including establishing and running a risk analysis mechanism for invasive non-native (alien) species, overseeing public awareness campaigns and much interaction with non-government stakeholders. Niall was also one of the main drafters of the GB Invasive Non-native Species Strategy.
Niall has a PhD in Zoology (from University College Dublin) on the behavioural ecology of fallow deer and subsequently worked as a vertebrate ecologist specialising in deer, bats, raptors and invasive species before taking up his job at the Secretariat. He is currently on a three-month secondment to the European Commission in Brussels helping with the development of a dedicated legislative instrument on Invasive Non-native Species.