Marine Biologist
PhD Student at University of St Andrews


I am currently employed as a tutor and demonstrator in the School of Biology at St Andrews. I have experience teaching and marking on the following undergraduate and masters courses, in particular for quantitative skills for biologists (mathematics, statistics, and use of R statistical software):

I have co-supervised the following student project:

  • A comparison of species composition in coastal saline lagoons in the Firth of Forth, south west Scotland and the Uists. Undergraduate Honours Project, Heriot-Watt University (in collaboration with National Museums Scotland), 2016–2017.


I enjoy sharing my work with a wide range of audiences, both in person and online. As well as communicating my own research, I am passionate about increasing engagement with marine biology, nature and science in general.

I have experience in giving talks to the general public, leading small group activities (eg. on tours around museum collections, on rockpooling explorations), and in particular in designing and running outreach activities at science festivals and public events.

I actively share my work on Twitter (@katey_whyte), and have written several guest blog posts on projects that I’ve been involved with (eg. National Museums Scotland, Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust, Scottish Natural Heritage).

Recent Outreach Highlights:

                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