I am a self motivated, independent and conscientious marine scienitist with extensive diving experience who works well, both independently, and within a team. My research interests are biodiversity, physiology and ecology. I have worked as a field based marine biologist for The British Antarctic Survey for thirteen years, encompassing 6 summer and 4 winter seasons. During this time I participated as a full member of the dive team and was involved in not only leading scientific dives, but also dive supervision and boat handling. I have 800 logged dives, of which 500 are in polar waters with a further 300 in temperate and tropical oceans. I have developed extensive skills and capabilities in both field and lab based marine biological research. I am well organised and an excellent communicator, with experience of working in the field in extreme environments as part of a small research team. In 2019 I started a new position at Ulster University working on a post doc on marine protected area management (www.mpa-management.eu) in which I was looking at benthic quantification, biodiversity and non intrusive monitoring methods. I have now accepted a post doc at UIT (University of Tromso, Norway) as part of the Barentsrisk Project looking at the effect of climate change in the Arctic.

Public and media presentations

Short film for Israeli channel 2 programe on Climate Change (2010)

Natural history Museum, Tring (2017), Outreach day educating the general public into Climate Change and our research in Antarctica

BBC Natural History Unit (2013), part of the film crew filming deadly 60 in The Falkland Islands, South Georgia, Bird Island and The Antarctic Peninsula

  • BBC Radio 2 with Simon Mayo (2010), talk about wintering in Antarctica on live radio
  • BBC Frozen planet 1 (Austral summer¬†09/10), diver and boat crew
  • Reuters (2009), Antarctic sea creatures hypersensitive to warming

Presentations and science conferences

  • British Ecological Society BES (2019) Poster on marine imaging and photogrammetry for monitoring marine protected areas
  • Marine Imagery (2019) Non invasive monitoring for marine protected areas
  • EU Biology Symposium (2018), Quantification of benthic biodiversity and biomass in time, space and changes with season at an Antarctic site
  • Scientific Conference for Antarctic Research (SCAR) 2017, Loss of benthic biodiversity and biomass at a shallow coastal site in Antarctica due to increased ice scour
  • University of Cape Town Oceanography department (UCT) 2016, Benthic marine biodiversity and physiology in Antarctica
  • Plymouth University 2017, A marine biologist in Antarctica



  • PG Cert (2021) Remote sensing and GIS, Ulster University
  • PhD (2017), British Antarctic Survey and The Open University, Marine Biodiversity of Antarctic hard rock communities:species biomass and energy use
  • BSc Marine Biology (2007), Plymouth University

Diving and Boating

  • IMCA Sea survival (2018)
  • HSE part IV Profesional Scientific Diver
  • BSAC Dive Leader and Assistant Instructor
  • MCA Sea Survival (PST)
  • RYA Power Boat Level 2
  • BSAC Practicle rescue management
  • MCA VHF Short Range Certificate
  • HSE First aid at work (2013)
  • IMCA Diver medic (2009)
  • HSE Oxygen Administartion


  • PG Cert Remote sensing and GIS
  • Microsoft excel, word and powerpoint
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