Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Vancouver Island University

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.

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Postdoctoral research fellow, Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • 2017–2018
    Postdoctoral research associate, Stirling University
  • 2011–2014
    Research officer, Bangor University

Education

  • 2017 
    Heriot-Watt University, PhD Marine Biology
  • 2010 
    Bangor University, MSc Marine Biology