Professional summary

Research Interests

I am a freshwater biogeochemist with an interest in carbon and greenhouse gas cycling, particularly within peatlands and their drainage systems. 

Brief CV

Current Research Projects

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

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

Land-Ocean CArbon TransfEr (NERC LTSM)

UK Scape – Aquatic carbon fluxes at Auchencorth Moss (NERC-CEH)

FIRE Blanket : How does land management influence FIre REsilience and carbon fate in BLANKET bogs? (NERC)

Employment History

2016 to present         Biogeochemist, UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Edinburgh

My current position involves conducting research that advances understanding of carbon and greenhouse gas cycling, primarily within peatlands and freshwater systems.  I have experience of producing carbon budgets for peatland headwater streams which quantify fluvial losses of dissolved and gaseous carbon species, and in determining the relative importance of in-stream processes such as photolysis and respiration in carbon cycling within headwater systems. More recently I have become involved in projects concerned with the biogeochemical processing of carbon and nutrients in lake and reservoir systems.

2016    Research Assistant, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Penicuik

I provided technical laboratory assistance for a project concerned with sustainable nitrogen management practices in agriculture. 

2011 – 2012    Analyst, Verco

I worked for a leading environmental consultancy which specialises in the provision of carbon and energy management solutions for a diverse range of clients including both public and private sector organisations. During my time at Verco I gained experience in a broad range of areas including carbon foot-printing, renewable energy feasibility assessments and planning, organisational carbon management strategies and the sustainable built environment.


PhD University of Edinburgh 2017
MSci University of Bristol 2011