Kate Pickett

Professor Kate Pickett OBE is an epidemiologist who studies the social determinants of health and health inequalities.

She is Professor of Epidemiology, Deputy Director of the Centre for Future Health, and Associate Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Anthropocene Biodiversity and leads the Public Health & Society research group, all at the University of York

She is co-author, with Richard Wilkinson, of The Spirit Level (2009) and The Inner Level (2018).

Kate is on Twitter as @ProfKEPickett, follow her to find out more about her work in the field of social epidemiology and inequalities.


Anneliese Emmans Dean

Anneliese ran theBigBuzz, which promotes sustainability through creativity, and learning through laughter, rhythm and rhyme. She lived within a mile or two of the St Nicks site for most of her life. Her links with St Nicks went back to 2007, when York Rotters began commissioning work from Anneliese. She wrote Compost! The (mini-)Musical for them, which members of Rotters used to teach over 1,000 children and adults across York and beyond. The musical went on to win York Rotters the 2011 Garden Organic National Masters Innovation Award.

Her book Buzzing! (Discover the poetry in garden minibeasts) was shortlisted for the 2013 Royal Society Young People’s Book Prize and is a National Insect Week recommended book. It includes poems inspired by minibeast photos she took at St Nicks.

She was involved in organising a wide variety of events at St Nicks, ranging from photography workshops through a Moth Day to poetry writing activities. Events she had attended included a spider workshop, OPAL training, pond dipping and Give or Take Days.


Anneliese sadly passed away on 30th May 2022: a page dedicated to Anneliese has been set up on MuchLoved.