Professional summary

Research Interests

My role at CEH Bangor involves investigating the impacts of ground-level ozone on vegetation. Using GIS, I produce maps (UK, European and global scale) of modelled ozone concentration and stomatal uptake (“flux”), and yield or production loss due to ozone, highlighting the crops and regions most at risk from current levels of this air pollutant. I assist with the analysis of data collected in the Bangor solar domes, for example, determining the effects of ozone on above and below-ground biomass and photosynthesis for crop and tree species. Together with colleagues at CEH Lancaster and Wallingford, we have also developed a new smartphone App, allowing users to submit records of ozone injury on vegetation across the world. Additionally, I have worked with the ecosystem services modelling tool InVEST, for example, to investigate water supply and carbon sequestration in the Conwy valley, North Wales.


Brief CV

Oct 2017 to present: Spatial Data Analyst/ES Modeller at CEH Bangor.

Nov 2013- Oct 2017: Research Associate at CEH Bangor.

2006 – 2008: Various roles with Royal Society for Protection of Birds (RSPB).



PhD (Conservation ecology of the European nightjar), University of East Anglia, 2013.

BSc Zoology (First Class), University of Glasgow, 2006.


Panels, committees and memberships

British Trust for Ornithology (BTO)

Non-CEH publications:

Sharps, K., Henderson, I., Conway, G., Armour-Chelu, A. & Dolman, P.M. (2015) Home-range size and habitat use of European Nightjars Caprimulgus europaeus nesting in a complex plantation-forest landscape. Ibis, 157: 260-272.