Chris Redfern is Emeritus Professor at Newcastle University and a Trustee of the Natural History Society of Northumbria. A bird ringer for over 40 years, he has been studying seabirds on the Farnes and Coquet Island for over 20 years in his spare time. Since recently discarding (most of) his previous roles in cell and molecular biology research, he now focuses his time and energy on ornithological studies.
Paul Morrison is the RSPB Site Manager for Coquet Island. After obtaining his PhD at Newcastle University, he started his nature conservation career in local government before becoming full-time Warden of Coquet Island for the RSPB. There, he engineered a substantial increase in the breeding population of Roseate Terns to its 2020 peak of 130 pairs through the creation of terraces and nesting boxes.