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.
PhD in Biological Sciences, 2018
University of Exeter
MRes in Genomics and Bioinformatics, 2014
Imperial College London
BSc in Marine Biology, 2013
The results of our study suggest that restocking small‐scale fisheries such as Corsica with hatchery‐reared juveniles can be beneficial in terms of enhancing local abundance, but also that translocating animals beyond the extent of natural connectivity can have profound and long‐lasting impacts on the genetic makeup of admixed stocks.