Peregrine perching on a branch

Peregrine Falcon
(Falco peregrinus)

The Peregrine Falcon could be described as the world’s most successful flying bird. Cosmopolitan in distribution, and with 19 distinct races, its performance as a flier is scarcely equalled by any other bird. The peregrine in stooping flight is the world’s fastest animal, and no description can convey its drama. Estimates of the speed achieved are put at well over 300kph. Its vision is stunningly powerful and still not fully understood. The peregrine has a very high density of receptors and other adaptations that maximise visual acuity. The placement of its eyes gives the species a high degree of binocular vision facilitating a precise judgment of distance.

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Christopher Noden has 20 years experience working predominantly in the social care, education, young people and regeneration sectors.


He is now an established researcher, with particular expertise in programme evaluation and synthesis of complex information. He is adept with quantitative and qualitative data and methods. Christopher’s key skills include communication, research methods, qualitative evaluation of impact, team and partnership working, and making sense of and presenting complex issues. His career includes being deputy project manager of a therapeutic community for young people, project manager for an education business partnership, and a researcher for the National College for School Leadership. As a freelance researcher and writer over the past two years Christopher has completed successful projects for a number of national public bodies.


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Christopher Noden - Research Specialist