Professional summary

Research Interests

I am the UKCEH Bangor lead for research and projects with a focus on the Land-Sea Interface. Work focuses on field experimentation, long-term and national scale monitoring, quantifying the relationships between ecosystem functions and the goods and benefits they provide. I am a coastal specialist and expert in saltmarsh ecology, processes and management and the ecology of intertidal mudflats and the relationship between sediments, benthic invertebrates and shore birds. I work with a wide range of Government Agencies and funders (e.g. Welsh Government, Environment Agency, Natural resources Wales, Natural England, Natural Environment Research Council, RSPB) and collaborate with business (e.g. North West Energy Squared, APEM) to provide evidence based solutions to policy, science and business needs.

Brief CV

Ecologist - UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology 1992  - present


1991 - BSc (Hons) Geography. Derbyshire College of Higher Education

1999 - MSc Ecology and Management of the Natural Environment. University of Bristol

Panels, committees and memberships

2015 – present: Chair of the Welsh Biodiversity Partnership - Coastal Ecosystems Group

2010 - 2015: Academic advisor for the Welsh Biodiversity Partnership - Coastal Ecosystems Group

2008 - 2011:  Advisor to the England Biodiversity Strategy - Coastal Biodiversity Integration Group, saltmarsh specialist