Research Assistant
Biosciences
Telephone: (01792) 602154
Room: Post Grad - 036
Ground Floor
Wallace Building
Singleton Campus

Expertise lies within catchment and coastal processes, particularly sediment dynamics and heavy metal-related pollution. I have advanced expertise in GIS mapping and analysis and flood modelling.  

Part of EU-funded Research group SEACAMS2 working within research and development alongside industry partners within the marine and coastal sectors, particularly marine renewables.

Deputy chair of College of Science Athena SWAN Charter.

Publications

  1. et. al. Review of climate change impacts on marine aquaculture in the UK and Ireland. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 22(3), 389-421.
  2. & Size, distribution and sediment biodeposition of prolific bivalves in small estuaries. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 150, 262-270.
  3. (2015). Development of videographic methods for measuring distance from vantage point to porpoise sightings in Ramsey Sound.. doi:DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.1.1532.7847 Report number: D75
  4. & Will a rising sea sink some estuarine wetland ecosystems?. Science of The Total Environment 554-555, 276-292.
  5. & Finding some seagrass optimism in Wales, the case of Zostera noltii. Marine Pollution Bulletin

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Teaching

  • BIO346 Professional Skills in Marine Biology

    This field-based module will introduce students to the professional techniques utilised to monitor and study marine life in a variety of marine and coastal habitats and in relation to conservation management and biodiversity monitoring in the United Kingdom. The course places a strong emphasis on marine ecological census techniques. Students will learn key skills relevant to the marine ecology sector including protected and economically-important species (especially marine mammals, fish, shellfish, coastal birds), Phase 1 habitat surveys and water quality surveys. Students will also learn about the biotic and abiotic factors that define different UK habitats and relevant regulations that protect them. The module provides an introduction to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process and a range of impacts on the marine environment including energy generation and pollution. Participants in this module will work in groups acting as a marine environmental consultancy and the class will be responsible for producing key survey results for an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) and public engagement presentation for a proposed commercial development in Carmarthen Bay. Students will gain insider experience about professional techniques in marine (and freshwater) biology through a series of lectures delivered by marine environmental practitioners from environmental consultancies and regulatory organisations in the UK.

Areas of Expertise

  • Geographer with MRes in Environmental Dynamics and Climatic Change
  • Fluvial and Coastal Geomorphology
  • GIS 
  • Sedimentology
  • Heavy Metal Contamination
  • Flood and Coastal Risk Management
  • UAV Pilot
  • Marine Renewables