Professional summary

Research Interests

The key purpose of my role is to provide field and laboratory support to a wide range of research projects across lakes, rivers, peatlands, estuaries and their catchments. Across my work, the overriding aim is to assist senior freshwater ecologists and aquatic biogeochemists in delivering world-class scientific evidence to inform the restoration and sustainable management of freshwater ecosystems across the UK and internationally.

Current Research Projects

BIOPOLE - Biogeochemical processes and ecosystem function in changing polar systems have global impacts (NERC)

MERLIN - Mainstreaming Ecological Restoration of freshwater-related ecosystems in a Landscape Context: INovation, upscaling and transformation (EU Horizon 2020)

GHG Aqua - Measuring, understanding and mitigation greenhouse gas emissions from UK inland waters (NERC)

LOCATE - Land-Ocean CArbon TransfEr (NERC LTSM)

UK SCAPE - Aquatic carbon fluxes at Auchencroth Moss (NERC-CEH)

UK SCAPE - Monitoring restoration impacts and environmental conditions at Loch Leven (NERC)

Qualifications

BSc (Hons) Environmental and Conservation Sciences, University of Alberta, 2019

HND Biological Sciences Technology, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, 2017

 

Work experience

2020 - present: Field and Laboratory Technician, UKCEH

2017: Ornithology Technician, Royal Alberta Museum, Canada

2016: Research Assistant, Beaverhill Bird Observatory, Canada

Panels, committees and memberships

Freshwater Restoration and Sustainability PACT representative 

Work-related training

  • RYA Level 2 Powerboat license
  • Outdoor Fist Aid (2022)
  • Sea Survival certificate
  • VHF radio license
  • BORDA Professional Standard 4x4 driving certificate
  • Electrofishing operator certificate