Personal profile

Academic Background

Having researched marine mammal distributions in relation to sea surface temperature as a proxy for climate change for my BSc dissertation, I moved to the University of East Anglia to continue my studies in MSc Applied Ecology and Conservation. Whilst studying, I developed an interest in fisheries bycatch and, working with the Centre for Environment, Fisheries, and Aquaculture Science (Cefas), my MSc thesis investigated shark interactions with fisheries around the UK. This has formed the basis of my PhD work in marine ecology where I will take these investigations into shark bycatch further and incorporate my earlier studies in climate change.  

Between finishing my MSc and starting my PhD, I taught fieldwork skills to school groups (Year 1 - Year 12) in geography and biology with the Field Studies Council. In April 2022, I began working in the finance and internal travel departments at Operation Wallacea and spent 2 months as their volunteer coordinator (and when needed, camp manager and lecturer) in Honduras (Cusuco National Park) for their conservation expeditions. I still work ad hoc for OpWall during my studies. 

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, University of East Anglia

1 Oct 202031 Jul 2021

Award Date: 31 Jul 2021

Bachelor of Science, Nottingham Trent University

1 Oct 201731 Jul 2020

Award Date: 31 Jul 2020


  • Science (General)
  • Ecology
  • Conservation
  • Marine
  • Fisheries