As of 2019 I graduated from Bangor University with a MSc in Marine Biology, with my thesis titled “The Current Progression of Invasive Lionfish Across the Cayman Islands”. My main research interests are ecological and physiological aspects of marine ecosystems with interests in ecosystem functioning in association with both anthropogenic and natural environmental issues. I am notably interested in Pelagic and deep-sea ecology which will hopefully be a minor aspect of my PhD research.
Although my past studies have focused on macro ecology I am now moving into Microbial ecology as microbial communities are key to understanding the functioning and health of marine ecosystems further.
Before starting my PhD journey I worked as a Marine Biological Consultant/Researcher for an upcoming Natural History Documentary highlighting the amazing diversity of the Welsh coast, which further drove me to want to contribute to research furthering to protect these magnificent ecosystems.
Through my love of SCUBA diving, I have experienced many exciting aspects of marine life and contributed to various conservation projects, adding to my overall expertise within the field. I believe these experiences will help me further a great career within the marine biological field and I look forward to the challenges I will face ahead.