Awards and esteem

Receiving the Challenger Society Honorary Fellowship For achievement and promise in marine biology in 2012 (photo by Nick Owens).
  • Defra Senior Policy Fellow – Marine (2019) To develop and apply a systems approach framework across Defra Marine.
  • NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship Plankton science for supporting the implementation of marine ecosystem-based management and conservation (2017)
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Invited Fellowship To engage local policy makers with ocean acidification research (2017)
  • Michael Colebrook Memorial Award For outstanding external representation of SAHFOS and promotion of the CPR survey to stakeholders and policy makers (2015)
  • NERC Anniversary Ambassador (2015)
  • NERC Knowledge Exchange Fellowship Interpreting and targeting NERC-funded research outputs to inform and influence marine policy (2013)
  • Seavision UK My Maritime World Competition winner For inspiring future marine scientists (2013)
  • Challenger Society Honorary Fellowship For achievement and promise in marine biology (2012)
  • Elsevier Top Cited Author Award For paper entitled ‘How well do ecosystem indicators communicate the effects of anthropogenic eutrophication?’ (2012)
  • Royal Society Science-Policy Pairing Scheme Paired with UK DECC for one year mentorship (2011-2012)
  • SAHFOS Contribution Award Recipient (2009, 2011)
  • Rho Rho Rho Marine Science Honours Society Member (1997-1999), Elected vice president (1999-2000)
  • University of Miami RSMAS Merit Fellowship Full tuition scholarship (2000-2001)
  • National Merit Scholar Tuition scholarship (1996 – 2000)
  • University of Miami Merit Scholar Half tuition Scholarship (1996-2000)
  • University of Miami Dean’s List Eligibility: Grade Point Average > 3.50 (1996, 1997, 2000)
  • University of Miami Provost’s Honour Roll Eligibility: Grade Point Average > 3.75 (1998)
  • University of Miami Honors Students’ Association Member (1996 -2000)
  • Phi Kappa Phi Honour Society America’s most selective honours society, Eligibility: Grade Point Average in top 7.5% of my class (1999-2000)