Tom Jenkins

Tom Jenkins

Senior Advisor

Natural England


I am a research scientist with a broad range of interests in marine ecology, environmental science and conservation genetics.

Update: On Feb 1st I started a new job at Natural England where I will be working with partners to develop a Local Nature Recovery Strategy for Cornwall’s landscapes and seascapes.

Previously, I worked as a postdoctoral research scientist at the University of Exeter where I investigated how genetic and epigenetic variation influences growth in the European lobster. I am also involved in a number of other international collaborative research projects studying marine species, from economically valuable clawed lobsters, to octocorals and calcifying seaweeds such as maerl which support a variety of life and are vital for marine conservation.


  • Marine ecology
  • Environmental science
  • Conservation genetics
  • Data visualisation and R programming


  • PhD in Biological Sciences, 2018

    University of Exeter

  • MRes in Genomics and Bioinformatics, 2014

    Imperial College London

  • BSc in Marine Biology, 2013

    Swansea University