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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 used two pH sensors to collect data in various regions and will use them to assess the main drivers of pH gradients in regions affected by seasonal phytoplankton blooms, changing sea ice concentrations and glacial meltwater.

In 2023 I will participate in the Polar Water Trials onboard the RRS Sir David Attenborough where I hope to replicate my previous study with pH sensors in a different region of coastal Antarctica. As part of this cruise I will also be collecting 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).

External Activities

Outside of my PhD project I am an associate tutor. I demonstrated on the undergraduate marine sciences fieldcourse in Oban for students of Environmental Science, Biology and Natural Sciences. I ran various activities that taught them how to take standard oceanographic measurements with different pieces of equipment.

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