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Academic Background

I completed both my undergraduate degree and masters in Oceanography at the University of Southampton. Throughout this degree I gained a broad array of knowledge surrounding Ocean and Earth sciences. I conducted coastal and offshore fieldwork in many aspects of oceanography. As my knowledge developed my main interests began to surround marine biogeochemistry with a focus on carbonate chemistry.

Key Research Interests

My PhD project focusses on pH in Antarctic coastal regions. I participated in the International Thwaites Glacier Collaboration and carried out research in early 2022 on board the icebreaker RV Nathaniel B Palmer. I measured pH in the water column by utilising a Seaglider, a type of autonomous underwater vehicle. Simultaneously I mounted a pH sensor to the ships' continuous seawater supply to collect data in various regions. I will use these datasets to assess the main drivers of pH gradients in regions affected by seasonal phytoplankton blooms, changing sea ice concentrations and glacial meltwater. I will also investigate how pH changes spatially in the ocean surface, as well as with depth.

In January 2023 I participated in the Polar Science Trials, in the Southern Ocean, onboard the RRS Sir David Attenborough where I helped test the scientific capabilities of the new polar research ship. As part of this cruise I also had the opportunity to collect data for the RoSES (Role of the Southern Ocean in the Earth System) associated project PICCOLO (Processes Influencing Carbon Cycling: Observations of the Lower limb of the Antarctic Overturning).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

Master of Research, University of Southampton


Bachelor of Science, University of Southampton



  • Oceanography