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Assistant Professor, University of Rhode Island

I am an eco-physiologist working in the fields of aquaculture and marine climate change. Using multi-disciplinary approaches, I seek to make predictions on how marine organisms will respond under a future climate, in the hope the we can ensure a sustainable future in ecological and economical contexts. To help further this approach my career has comprised of a variety of perspectives to ensure that my work has wide relevance, meaning and impact. Examples include working directly in industry (shrimp farming), technical support (liaising with stakeholders and researchers) as well as academic research.

I specialise on a group of organisms called echinoderms (which translates from Ancient Greek as 'Hedgehog skin'). These organisms are incredibly important to our marine ecosystems, as they influence how ecosystems are structured biologically across the globe and can be economically important in the food industry.


  • 2018–present
    Assistant Professor in Sustainable Aquaculture, University of Rhode Island
  • 2016–2018
    Lecturer in Marine Biology, Bangor University


  • 2013 
    PhD, University of Cambridge
  • 2004 
    MSc Marine Biology, Bangor University
  • 2002 
    BSc Marine Biology & Oceanography, Bangor University