I am a Shellfish Research Project Support Officer (Molecular) in the Shellfish Centre, Centre of Applied Marine Science (CAMS). I did a BSc in Marine Biology with Bangor University in 2017 (completed 2020), followed by a Masters by Research (MscRes) programme (completed 2021) focusing on whether chronobiology can be used for sustainable aquaculture nutrition and fish health. I have also been involved within the Brambell aquaria looking at the evolution, genomics, and speciation of pharyngeal jaw plasticity within African Cichlids.
Bangor Univeristy, School of Natural Sciences
2nd Floor Marine Centre Wales
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I am interested in the influence and effect of chronobiological interactive effects of feed timing alongside gut microbiomes on teleost fish health. Aiming to quantify the impact of time-restricted feeding strategies on growth, while also characterising the rhythmicity of fish gut microbiota under varying feeding strategies. Collectively, this will provide a new fundamental understanding of how chronobiology can be utilised to augment sustainable aquaculture. (Supervisors- Dr Amy Ellison & Prof. Simon Creer).
Brambell Aquaria Research:
Within the aquaria, research involves the observation of methylation and pharyngeal jaw plasticity within African Cichlids. The research work undertaken requires the crossbreeding of different species in examining contrasts in genetic markers through hybridization, implementing dietary subsets and examining plasticity within pharyngeal jaws, while also maintaining breeding programmes to keep stock levels of species within the aquarium continuous. (Lead Researcher- Prof. George Turner).
Sustainable Fisheries and Aquaculture