Miss Maria Hayden-Hughes
Research Project Support Officer
Room: 2nd floor, Marine Centre Wales Phone: +44 (0) 1248 388603
I graduated in Applied Marine Biology in 2017. During that time I spent a year working in the Royal Netherlands Institute of Sea Research (NIOZ) investigating the geomorphological interactions of the American razor clam, Ensis directus. I completed an MSc in Marine Environmental Protection in 2018. My thesis researched biodiversity and the associated species assemblages in mussel culture on an experimental offshore longline system as part of the Irish Sea Portal Pilot (ISPP) project. At the beginning of 2019, I became a Research Project Support Officer on the Shellfish Centre, a research and innovation project supporting development of the shellfish sector in Wales. In addition, I became the Local Project Officer in 2020 for the Welsh restoration hub in Conwy Bay for The Wild Oysters Project, aiming to restore Britain’s seas to health through the restoration of the native oyster.