I achieved a MSc in marine biology at Bangor University in 2010 and following, acquired a research position for three years at Bangor University working as a research officer for the SUSFISH project (www.susfish.com). During this time, I studied the effects of warming and ocean acidification to the physiology of the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis. Recently, I completed a PhD studentship at Heriot-Watt University entitled "Vulnerability of Modiolus modiolus reefs to climate change: from mechanisms to management", examining stress response to climate stressors (warming, hypoxia) and genetic connectivity of reef populations. I am currently working as a PDRA at University of Stirling on a project examining salmon health and nutrition. My key research interests lie in the area of physiology of marine organisms in response to environmental stressors.