I studied Physical Geography at The University of Nottingham, where I became fascinated with understanding environmental change in Arctic regions. After graduating with a 1st class degree from The University of Nottingham I went to Royal Holloway, University of London to study an MSc in Quaternary Science. By April 2012 I completed a PhD in palaeolimnology at The University of Loughborough where I researched “The role of climate in determining the ontogeny trends of low Arctic lakes, south-western Greenland“. In September 2012 I started as a Teaching Fellow at Keele University and became a Lecturer in Geography in October 2019.
My research uses a range of novel techniques to investigate aquatic ecosystems and how they change over time in response to environmental and climate change and anthropogenic impacts such as pollution.
Proglacial and glacial lake ecosytems
Biogeochemistry and hydrology of proglacial and thermokarst lakes
Interactions between plastics, pollutants and lake ecosystems
Reconstructing Arctic Holocene environmental change using palaeolimnological techniques
Disentangling natural (ontogeny) trends of lake development from anthropogenic and climatic drivers of change
The impact of aquaculture on fjordic ecosytems