Room: 107 Marine Centre Wales Phone: 01248 388174
Author Profiles: ResearchGate
I am currently employed as a Scientific Officer on the SEACAMS2 project, at the Centre for Applied Marine Sciences, Bangor University. As part of the physical oceanography team, my role is to work alongside marine renewable energy companies in Wales to address research questions relevant to the industry through field surveys and numerical modeling applications. Between March and October 2017, I was also employed on the ISPP project, where my role was to develop a high-resolution baroclinic model of the Irish Sea to investigate the connectivity of mussel larvae between Irish and Welsh mussel beds. Prior to this, my academic career began with a PhD specialising in numerical ocean modeling (2012-2016) and BSc (Hons, 2009-2012) in Ocean Sciences, both of which I undertook at the School of Ocean Sciences, Bangor University. Between my PhD and beginning my post-doctoral post on the SEACAMS2 and ISPP projects, I worked for Knowtra Ltd as a consultant hydrodynamic modeller, based in North Wales (2016-2017).
I am particularly interested in the dynamics of the coastal zone and the way anthropogenic activities in this area interact with the natural processes. More recently my interests have evolved into how offshore structures will interact with more complex ocean environments. To help answer these research questions I have developed a suite of modeling tools using ROMS, Telemac, SWAN and a Python-based particle tracking model, as well as continuing to develop and host a 3-D tidal array module for the ROMS model, the result of my PhD research.
In addition to my role as an academic, I also sit on the Institute of Marine Engineers special interest group committee for Offshore Renewables, attempting to further bridge the gap between industry and academic research efforts in renewable technologies in the UK.
I have experience teaching on a range of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in numerical modeling, renewable energy, and key skills.
I have co-supervised one Masters project to completion:
Megan Divilly (Co-supervised with Dr Simon Neill and Guy Walker-Springett) Sensitivity of Irish Sea Tidal Models to a New High Resolution Model Bathymetry. Bangor University. Completed 2017.
Summer School on Fluid Dynamics of Sustainability and the Environment (formerly GEFD): bursary for half of the course fees, DAMTP, University of Cambridge (September 2014).