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I am a marine ecologist who started out at Bangor University before moving to Belfast to complete my PhD on the wild rocky shores of Ireland. My research interests are in marine invasive species ecology and biodiversity-ecosystem functioning relationships. My previous research has focused on how environmental context, including the presence of other anthropogenic stressors, may alter the effects of invasive species on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning. I am also enthusiastic about public engagement in science and getting people interested, curious and knowledgeable about the diverse habitats and biological communities of our coasts and the wider benefits these habitats provide to us.
Since 2015, I have worked as the North Wales Project Officer for “Capturing our Coast”, a national marine citizen science project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund that aims to train and support a network of volunteers around the UK to record the abundance and distribution of intertidal species. In 2017, I have also taken a concurrent role as a postoctoral reseacher on the ECOSTRUCTURE project, focussing on marine biosecurity and non-native species ecology.
Further information on Capturing our Coast and ECOSTRUCTURE can be found on projects' websites: