Professional summary

Research Interests

Keywords: freshwater ecology, water quality, eutrophication, phytoplankton, cyanobacteria, citizen science, nature-based solutions, connectivity 

I am a freshwater ecologist with interest in phytoplankton taxonomy and ecological effects, especially harmful algal blooms. I have recently been EQAT certified in phytoplankton taxonomy and biomass assessment. 

Current and recent projects include:

  • NERC SUNRISE - enhancing freshwaters in India in collaboration with NIH Roorkee, IIT Roorkee and ATREE Bengaluru
  • NERC NBSGap - investigating how nature-based solutions are contributing to priority societal challenges surrounding human well-being
  • Bloomin'Algae - a Citizen Science project and smartphone app for rapid warning and management of harmful algal blooms
  • UKSCAPE Loch Leven - Monitoring restoration impacts and environmental conditions at Loch Leven, Scotland


Brief CV

2018 - Present Research Associate, Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Edinburgh

2016 - 2018 Sweco Consultant, Student employee, Freshwater phytoplankton


2018 MSc Biology, University of Copenhagen

2016 BSc Biology, University of Copenhagen