Marine Biologist // Statistical Ecologist
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

Tutor and Demonstrator (2017 – Present)

STEM Ambassador (2019 – Present)

Previous Experience

Research Assistant (Nov 2018 – Mar 2019, Jun – Jul 2019) (6 months total)

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.
  • Working with: Gordon Hastie
Research Intern (Jun – Sep 2013)

Previous Volunteering & Roles

Committee Member (2017 – 2019)
  • UK and Ireland Regional Student Chapter (UKIRSC) of the Society for Marine Mammalogy (SMM)
  • Co-organiser of the 2018 and 2019 annual conferences.
  • Responsible for managing the website and social media accounts.
Volunteer Wildlife Guide (Aug 2014)
  • Sea Life Surveys
  • Working on-board a wildlife watching tour boat, presenting marine biology information to the public whilst spotting wildlife.
Volunteer Animal Care Assistant (Jul 2012)
  • The Cornish Seal Sanctuary
  • Routine feeding, pool cleaning, and husbandry training of seals, otters and penguins, as well as speaking with the public.
Volunteer Field Worker (Jun 2012 & Jun 2011) Volunteer Reserve Assistant (Aug 2011)
                Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews
                St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8LB
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