My research interests lie in the area of physiology of marine organisms in response to environmental stress, with specific focus on the effects of climate change stressors to bivalves. I completed a MSc in Marine Biology at Bangor University (Wales) in 2010 and a PhD in Marine Biology at Heriot-Watt University (Scotland) in 2017. My PhD thesis examined the impacts of warming and hypoxia to horse mussel reefs including effects to growth, oxidative stress response and energy budgets. I also worked for a number of years as a research officer on the EU-funded INTERREG (Ireland-Wales Program) SUSFISH project (led by Bangor University) examining the potential impacts of climate change (including ocean acidification and warming) to bivalves species of commercial importance. I am currently employed as a post-doctoral research fellow with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, working on a collaborative project with the British Columbia Shellfish Growers Association to combat summer mortality syndrome in Pacific oysters. I am also an affiliate employee of Vancouver Island University where I work at the Centre for Shellfish Research.