Marine Biologist
PhD Student at University of St Andrews


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PhD Biology (2017 – Present)

MSc Marine Mammal Science (2014 – 2015)

BSc (Hons) Marine Biology, First Class (2010 – 2014)

Current Employment & Roles

Research Assistant (Nov 2018 – Present)

Tutor and Demonstrator (2017 – Present)

Committee Member (2017 – Present)
  • UK and Ireland Regional Student Chapter (UKIRSC) of the Society for Marine Mammalogy (SMM)
  • Part of the organising committee for the 2018 and 2019 annual conferences.
  • Responsible for managing the website and social media accounts.

Previous Experience

Natural Talent Trainee (2016 – 2017)

Data Analyst / Research Assistant (Jul – Sep 2014)
  • Sea Mammal Research Unit, School of Biology, University of St Andrews
  • Developing a new technique for calculating the location of marine mammal sightings from photographs.
  • Supervisor: Gordon Hastie
Research Intern (Jun – Sep 2013)
  • Sea Mammal Research Unit, School of Biology, University of St Andrews
  • Involved in three research projects investigating the potential impact of renewable energy developments on marine mammals in tidal areas, including fieldwork (on the west coast of Scotland) and data analysis.
  • Supervisor: Jonathan Gordon

Volunteer Experience

Volunteer Wildlife Guide (Aug 2014) Volunteer Animal Care Assistant (Jul 2012) Volunteer Field Worker (Jun 2012 & Jun 2011) Volunteer Reserve Assistant (Aug 2011)
                Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews
                St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8LB
                Copyright © Katherine F Whyte, 2019
                All photos © Katherine F Whyte, unless otherwise accredited