Professional summary

Heather has a background in palaeolimnology, specifically in the use of diatoms, stable isotopes and algal pigments, in order to reconstruct environmental change over centennial to millennial timescales. Her PhD was focussed on reconstructing ~200 years of water quality change in the lakes and tarn of the Windermere catchment, UK, but her post-doctoral work has taken her to the tropical systems of the East African Rift Valley Lakes and Mega-deltas of South and Southeast Asia.

Heather has most recently been part of large interdisciplinary teams of researchers and practitioners using contemporary water quality monitoring and citizen science to address the most pressing freshwater challenges. She is passionate about the value and innovation in freshwater monitoring to generate evidence-based solutions.