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Marine Biogeographer, British Antarctic Survey

I am a marine biogeographer with an interest in the Polar Regions. I have worked for the British Antarctic Survey since June 2000 and have participated in several expeditions to Antarctica and the Arctic investigating benthic biodiversity and biogeography. I study large-scale biogeographic and ecological patterns in space and time; Using selected groups of animals to investigate trends in distribution in the Polar Regions; Utilising large biological and physical databases to understand key processes in the Antarctic, Arctic and neighbouring regions. I also study the potential effects of marine protected areas, climate change and plastic pollution on these unique ecosystems.
I am a passionate believer in science communication and making science more accessible to the public, policy makers and government. I regularly present our work to the media, schools, open days and special events.


  • –present
    Marine Biogeographer, British Antarctic Survey


  • 2010 
    The Open University , PhD Marine Biogeography


Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Medal for Education and Communication